Program Design Team

Ivee was born in Marikina, Philippines, grew up in Chula Vista, California on the borderlands of Mexico, and currently calls the islands of Hawai’i home. Ivee holds a Bachelors in Global & International Studies and Sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara. She holds a Masters in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Ivee has participated in various fellowship programs in the Solomon Islands, Philippines, Vietnam, Washington D.C., New York, and studied abroad in Granada, Spain. Her contemplative training has included People of Color Retreats at Deer Park Monastery and Mindful Schools – Educator Training. As a counselor, educator, and facilitator, she aspires to bridge culture, diversity, spirituality, social justice, leadership, and mindfulness within the field of education. Ivee is grateful to be the mother of Chirayu, the greatest teacher!