Andy is the Senior Strategist for Church Partnerships at International Justice Mission (IJM) in Manila, a global anti-slavery organization protecting people in poverty from violence. He develops, maintains, and strengthens partnerships in the Philippines with churches, faith-based organizations, communities, coalitions, ministries, and leaders regarding their work against online sexual exploitation of children, a new form of human trafficking and a significant threat to children. He is also a Social Engagement Lecturer at De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila, teaching civic welfare, literacy and formation programs to first year students. Andy holds an MA in International Law and Human Rights from the United Nations (UN) – Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica and an MA in Political Science, Major in Global Politics from Ateneo de Manila University where he was an Asian Peacebuilder Scholar. He is a registered nurse by profession and has worked in various capacities for different agencies in the field of humanitarian, psychosocial care, child protection, community development, clinical and public health.