Philippine Affiliation: Philippine Senate Manila
U.S. Affiliation: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Floyd Douglas Nicolas Pichay was most recently head of the Senate Legislative Research Service of the Philippines, where he oversees a research team that conducts research, analysis, and technical assistance to the Philippine Senate and its President. He has served as a lawyer and legal consultant and is also a published poet and playwright. Nicolas would like to gain an experiential understanding of the U.S. federal system and examine how better to democratize power, improve governance, and spread equity through legislation. He received a B.S. in Political Science from the University of the Philippines and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines Law School.