Maria Joanna Francesca F. Castro

Areas of Interest

  • Early childhood education
  • Primary education
  • Adolescent education
  • Teacher education and training
  • Developmental psychology
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Human behavior
  • Performing arts
  • Theater arts
  • Dance arts
  • Ethical recruitment
  • Forced labor and human trafficking
  • Research and training

Foz is an alumna of UA&P, having graduated in 2008 with a degree in AB Humanities with specialization in Development Education. She holds an MA in Developmental Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University and is a licensed professional teacher specializing in teaching early childhood, adolescent, and teacher education. Aside from teaching in UA&P part-time, she is a full-time training coordinator at The Fair Hiring Initiative, a Manila-based non-profit for ethical recruitment. She is also the managing director of the Asian Center for Education, Research and Training (ACERT), a Manila-based professional development and research non-profit.

Foz is also involved in the performing arts within and outside the University. She is a stage manager and choreographer for Theatre Titas, the moderator of UA&P’s Dulaang ROC, and an assistant coach for the UA&P Firestarters.

Get in touch


Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605, Philippines



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