Congratulations to the two fellows who were named as the 2019-2020 Hubert H. Humphrey grantees from the Philippines!
They will be going to the United States for 10 months to pursue non-degree academic study and related professional experiences.
Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector. The Humphrey Program fosters a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the United States and the Fellows’ home countries. The Program offers Fellows valuable opportunities for leadership development and professional engagement with Americans and their counterparts from many nations. More than 5,600 men and women have been honored as Humphrey Fellows since the program began in 1978. Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded annually. Thirteen major universities in the United States host Humphrey Fellows. These host universities are chosen for their excellence in the Program’s designated fields of study and for the resources and support they offer Humphrey Fellows.
Camille Kristina Elemia
Camille Elemia is a multimedia journalist for news website Rappler, covering the Philippine Senate, Office of the President, politics, and social issues.
In 2017, she won the International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Media Competition on Labour Migration for her series on the plight and future of undocumented migrant workers in ASEAN.
She graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Research.
A fellow of the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism, she received her Master of Arts degree in Journalism from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2016.
Atty. Marie Tanya Recalde
Marie Tanya Z. Recalde is a lawyer and economist in charge of policy formulation and negotiation of bilateral agreements on banking supervision in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. She is also a lecturer on ASEAN Law and Corporation Law.
She graduated with honors and awards from Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines and University of Cambridge, from which she received degrees in Bachelor of Arts in Management Economics, Bachelor of Laws, and Master of Corporate Law, respectively.
Think you have what it takes to become a Humphrey fellow? The competition for the 2020-2021 cohort will open on Friday, March 1, 2019.