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Joy Compendio

Philippines Program Assistant, Asia Program

Based at ViSCA Foundation for Agricultural and Rural Development, Inc. in the Philippines, Joy Compendio has been with ELTI since 2020.

Joy is a plant taxonomist by training. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management from Visayas State University (VSU) and a Master’s degree in Forestry from the University of the Philippines-Los Baños. During her training, she was exposed to forest tree identification and community forest management in different regions of the Philippines. Her current interests focus on the conservation of Philippine dipterocarps. Joy is happy to be back at VSU, where she continues her work in disseminating Rainforestation, a restoration strategy that utilizes native forest tree species.

"Helping people realize how interconnected we all are is our lasting contribution for a better world."

Joy Compendio

 

Joy admiring Rafflesia lagascae, a parasitic flowering plant, while passing through the stations of Mt. Makiling in Laguna, Philippines.
Joy admiring Rafflesia lagascae, a parasitic flowering plant, while passing through the stations of Mt. Makiling in Laguna, Philippines.