Maria Pilar Lorenzo

Ghent, BE

Maria Pilar Lorenzo is a doctoral student at Ghent University, and recently obtained an MSc degree in International Politics (KU Leuven, 2020, magna cum laude), an Advanced MSc degree in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies (KU Leuven, 2019, cum laude), and a Master’s degree in Public Administration (University of the Philippines, 2018, summa cum laude ranking, top of the cohort). She is currently a Fellow of the Regional Academy on the United Nations, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Research Associate of the Philippine Society for Public Administration, an Associate Member of the National Research Council of the Philippines, a Member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and a Member of ASEAN Think Tanks Network (by invitation only). Some of her recent awards include STAR Scholars Network's A. Noam Chomsky Global Connections Award, YSEALI Women’s Leadership Academy Alumni Network's 2020 Women Leaders in Southeast Asia, and Opportunity Desk's Young Person of the Month.