Beverly Molina is no stranger to disaster. A native of South Cotabato, she first engaged in relief operations with the Philippine Red Cross, aiding her fellow Filipinos displaced by the armed conflict in Mindanao, a large Philippine province located in the southern part of the country.
In 2011 she joined Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international medical humanitarian organization which provides aid to people affected by epidemics, pandemics, natural disasters, conflict, and healthcare exclusion.
Her passion to serve brought her to areas around the world, such as inaccessible villages in far-flung countries like Ethiopia, Syria, Yemen, and South Sudan. As finance coordinator, her work not only entailed ensuring that proper financial resources were provided to fund their operations, but also to ensure that the work of the projects continued even during dire emergencies.
Despite her experience, Beverly knew that formal education would help her gain skills for disaster management, to plan and prepare for risk mitigation, and to respond in times of immediate need. This led her to pursue an Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management (EMDRCM) from the Stephen Zuellig School of Development Management at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).
What she found was not only the education to cope with and prepare for diverse humanitarian challenges. She also found that at the core of the program was the selfless reason for engagement.
“I enrolled in the Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management because I believe that learning from experience is not enough; I want to learn more about how to better manage the risks we face working in fragile contexts, how to better respond to climate emergencies, and develop the skillsets needed to be a better leader.”
Through her work, Beverly continues to support many people through different emergencies around the world. With her newfound knowledge, she will continue to serve wherever there is need.
Join the scores of students enrolling in the program offered by the Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management. The EMDRCM program immersive program offers the essential methods and integrated tools to manage risk and crisis over the span of eighteen months. Equipped with the tools and skills for executive decision making, students are ready to face the challenges of all types of catastrophes.
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