Marjorie Muyrong is a PhD Sociology candidate at the university. She is currently on study leave as instructor from the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. While teaching at Ateneo’s Economics Department, she has been also involved in a number of projects in climate change resilience and tax reform. Her earlier research engagements involved poverty reduction and sustainable agriculture. Her PhD dissertation topic under the Social Inquiry Department of La Trobe asks whether nationalism and nationhood have impacts on growth and development outcomes. She obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Economics at Ateneo de Manila University.