Elaine Tagudando

Environmental Officer

Miniloc Island Resort

Elaine is anywhere. She started her career as Guest Lecturer in tourism management while serving as Tourism Officer for the Provincial Government of Isabela. Her focus on sustainable tourism development strengthened when she handled coastal tourism projects and worked with various conservation groups in the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park. In 2013, she joined Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) and volunteered as an Ecotourism Advisor in Samar. Her restless feet and heart took her to Africa, volunteering for a community-based ecotourism project in the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe, where she acquired a global perspective of tourism and development.

Elaine has a degree in Tourism with a graduate diploma in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of the Philippines – Diliman. She is taking her sweet time finishing her master’s degree in Environmental Planning. Instead, she spends most days working in the best office here in El Nido – outdoors! She is currently the Environmental Officer of Miniloc Island Resort – advocating sustainable tourism and striving to take on the challenges of balancing tourism, community, and environment. Someday, she aspires to see a world full of responsible travelers. Indeed, Elaine is anywhere – doing what she loves and what is right.