Carla Edith G. Jimena

Field of Study / Research: PhD Public Affairs and Policy

Program: Fulbright - CHED Scholarship Program


Philippine Affiliation: University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna

U.S. Affiliation: Portland State University, Portland, OR

Educational Attainment
MM in Development Management (Top 10% graduating class)
BS Human Ecology major in Social Technology (cum laude)
  • 2017 UPLB Distinguished Alumna in the promotion of Social Development in Instruction, Research and Extension
  • 2016-2017 ONE UP Faculty grant - Outstanding Faculty in Research and Extension
  • 2016 Most Outstanding Rotary Club President and Most Outstanding club in Rotary International District 3820
Professional Affiliations
  • Four years in private sector and corporate work
  • One year with an NGO
  • 14 years as faculty member of CHE UP Los Baños
  • Faculty and Former Department Chair, Dept of Social Development Services, UPLB College of Human Ecology
  • Past President of the Rotary Club of Los Baños Makiling
  • Bonafide Member of the International Society for Human Ecology, and HUMEIN Philippines
  • Board Member, CHE Alumni Association
  • Team Member, Rotary International Group Study Exchange 2012

Public Service:
  • A volunteer teacher and coordinator of the out-of-school youth LP4Y NGO of Calauan, Laguna
  • An Indigenous Peoples advocate and volunteer in the Aytas of Morong, Bataan and Batak, Palawan
  • An advocate and volunteer of Children and Adults with Exceptionalities - Autism Society of the Philippines Laguna Chapter
  • A mentor, teacher and friend to her students
  • Adviser of seven student- and community-based organizations at UPLB: Red Cross Youth UPLB, Rotaract Makiling, STP UPLB, UPMUN - Model United Nations, Human Ecology Student Society (HESS), Interact
  • Volunteer, ASEAN Youth Leaders Philippines
  • Founder, Rotary Community Corps of Lalakay
Research Involvement
  • 15 journals - as Lead Author and Co-author
  • Two chapters in a book
  • Two policy papers
  • Eight research projects as Team Leader
  • 15 extension projects as Team Leader and Member