Justine joined an all-BIPOC speaker lineup for a virtual summit in 2021 for sex educators, therapists, teachers, counselors, parents + caregivers who demand better sex education that centers and affirms our youth.
Speaker at this first annual virtual conference in 2020 empowering educators for agency, care, & justice.
Teaching Sex Ed in COVID-19 Times
@ Columbia University
Virtual Panelist for the Mailman School of Public Health's Pedagogy of Sexuality Education course in 2020.
Moving Beyond the Binary
U.S. Department of Defense
Justine was invited by the Naval command NAVFAC EXWC and their Diversity Committee to commemorate Women’s Equality Day 2020 in the United States. She conducted an interactive workshop focusing on gender as a social construct, and interrogated the real impacts it has on our health and well-being. Justine also presented the ways that media and human behaviors reinforce gender norms that hold us back from achieving gender parity and thus, our potential, safety, and health.
It's academia's best teachers and NYC's funniest comedians together on stage, trying to out class clown the others. This comedy show in 2018 out of a Lower East Side comedy club has Justine answering all the questions your health teacher wouldn't.
Co-creator, producer, and performer in the all-Filipina production of original storytelling benefittingRoots of Health, an NGO providing free reproductive clinical and educational services in the Philippines that Justine serves as Vice President of the Board
Visiting researcher presenting her qualitative study on sex education curricula in 2011 with former Philippine Secretaries of Health Esperanza Cabral and Alberto Romualdez in attendance in Makati, Philippines
"I am the dream my ancestors dreamed would free them."
-The Journey of a Brown Girl
"Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter." -African Proverb
"Island women rise, walang makakatigil. Alamin ang 'yong ugat." -Ruby Ibarra