Angelica Christine Acaylar-Takashima joined the US ASEAN Business Council in July 2022 as a Manager for the Philippines in its Manila office. She started working for the Council as a Policy and Research Intern in May 2022. A seasoned Environmental and Social Considerations Specialist, she previously worked on social infrastructure and renewable energy projects under Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the Philippines.
Angelica holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Management from Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry and UC Davis through the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training's scholarship program. During her time as an undergraduate student, she conducted studies on topics related to climate change and indigenous peoples in Northern Vietnam. Angelica is pursuing her master’s degree in ASEAN Studies at the University of the Philippines (Open University) and is leading research on ASEAN's three pillars as part of her studies.