Paolo is from Manila, Philippines and is currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as the Communications Manager for the WWF Coral Triangle programme.
Before joining WWF, Paolo was responsible for communications in a regional marine conservation programme implemented by the UNDP
. In a previous life, he also worked in advertising as a copywriter for multinational brands.
Paolo has a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts (with a major in Creative Writing) and a Master's Degree in Development Communication (major in Environmental Communication and Social Marketing), both from the University of the Philippines.
He enjoys scuba diving and surfing and is passionate about conserving the beauty and abundance of the marine environment.