I'M A FILIPINA WRITER, FACILITATOR & CLIMATE JUSTICE ORGANIZER. I CONNECT YOUTH ACTIVISTS, MOVEMENT LEADERS, & CLIMATE COLLECTIVES TOWARDS CROSS-COUNTRY COLLABORATIONS AND GROWTH SPACES THAT BUILD COMMUNITY & SOLIDARITY AMIDST SOCIAL &
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Beatrice is currently the Associate Director of Network Development at 350.org, a global nonprofit that aims to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate justice movement and catalyze transformation around the world. Focused on building the power of 350's affiliates, local groups, and community leaders, she leads an internal strategy ensuring they are well-connected and well-resourced, grounded on a vision of a strong, healthy movement ecosystem globally, honoring that our wins are only made possible through interlinked campaigns and strategies.
She led 350’s regional organizing in Asia for five years, connecting community-based, national, and regional climate groups with a particular focus on the emerging Asian youth climate movement. She has designed and facilitated trainings and convening spaces for over 1,000 activists from 50 countries, supported campaigns and storytelling projects, and advocated for the continued leadership of youth and frontline communities in the movement.
Beatrice has written and spoken extensively on women-led resistance against fossil fuel interests in the Philippines, the power of intersectional movement-building, eco-anxiety, mental health and finding hope in a burning world, calls for a just Covid-19 recovery, and many more. She has contributed essays to various publications such as Manila Standard, Asia Sentinel, and OpenGlobalRights and has guest lectured at universities, United Nations conferences, and other international summits on climate, gender, and social justice, among others.
Beatrice holds Certificates in Leadership, Organizing and Action and Public Narrative: Leadership, Storytelling, and Action from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education, on track to completing her Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership by 2023.
As a personal project, Beatrice is currently working to re-launch The Very Best of Us, a newsletter and platform imagining care, hope, and solidarity as we collectively confront the climate crisis. In a world plagued by so much desolation and despair, The Very Best of Us reflects on the many intersections between the personal and political: the infinite ways human beings continue to stand together, defiantly believing amidst clockwork destruction that a better world will be made possible by collective care and love.
Beatrice is currently based in Manila with her partner Pecier Decierdo, a science communicator, and her dogs, Cloud and Kendrick.