In SDSN Philippines’ most recent Leadership Council Meeting, the network welcomed its new Chair, Dr. Charlotte Kendra Gotangco Gonzales, succeeding Dr. Assunta Cuyegkeng.
Dr. Gonzales is an Associate Professor of the Department of Environmental Science. She concurrently serves as the newly-appointed Director of the Ateneo Institute of Sustainability (AIS). She obtained her PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Purdue University, Indiana, USA (2011). She took her BS in Physics with a minor in Philosophy at the Ateneo de Manila University (2004) and her Master of Environmental Management in a joint degree program with Ateneo de Manila University and the University of San Francisco, USA (2007).
The network initially agreed on having an interim Chair while waiting for the other members in SDSN Philippines to have a vote, however, because majority agreed that their should be continuity in leadership due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Gonzales agreed to be appointed the new chair.
Once again, the network welcomes Dr. Gonzales!