Liezel joined INTRAC in April 2019 as Training and E-learning Officer. She has previously worked as a researcher and tutor at the University of Manchester, Goldsmiths-University of London and Cardiff University. At Goldsmiths, she was Postdoctoral Research Assistant for the project ‘Humanitarian Technologies: Communications in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan’ which looked at issues of accountability on the part of aid agencies and voice on the part of disaster-affected communities in the aftermath of Haiyan in the Philippines.
Her work has mainly focused on the intersections of voice, participation, technology and disasters. Originally from the Philippines, Liezel has a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies from Cardiff University funded by the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program. Her thesis examined how migrant indigenous Filipinos explored their identities through online communities. Prior to coming to the UK, Liezel worked closely with local NGOs as a communications and advocacy specialist.