Image designed by Mikeel Araña.
This past year has been one of the most formative and life-changing for me. Exactly one year ago today I moved to Manila and began working for the Haribon Foundation, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (or NGO) fighting for environment conservation in the Philippines. It would be my first time leaving the commercial sphere for the non-profit sector. But there were many firsts to follow soon after that.