Gerelyn (or “Ging”) joined Investing in Women (IW) in February 2023 as the Philippines’ Technical and Policy Reform Lead. Before joining IW, Ging has worked for the USAID-assisted Advancing Basic Education in the Philippines (ABC+) Project as Education Systems Strengthening Advisor and as Education Policy, Planning and M&E Manager for the AusAid-assisted Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) Program. Prior to engaging in development work, she has extensively served the government in both director and technical positions at the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC). Ging is a Career Executive Official and is passionate about public service with focus on economic development, social protection and human capital development.