ACEF Speaker

Maria Fajardo

Director, Extension & Community Relations Division & GAD Focal Person,
University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines

Dr. Maria Teresa M. Fajardo is a full-time faculty member of the Department of Science Education of the College of Science and Technology Education of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) Cagayan de Oro City Campus for the last 15 years. She served the university in various capacities including Program Chairperson, Accreditation Task Force Chair, and at present, as Director of the Extension and Community Relations Division and GAD (Gender and Development) Focal Person. She strategically connects USTP to various communities and organizations for sustainable projects for human and economic development. She is an active researcher with publications in international, ISI and Scopus Indexed Journals. She also has a number of externally and institutionally funded research and extension projects.
A mother of two young men, she is a firm believer in women's empowerment, having been an engineer with industry experience of seven years.


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