Mia Embalzado-Mateo graduated Masters in Professional Studies- Development Communication at UPOU. She has served as an Information Officer at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources 7. She started her stint in the academe at St. Theresa’s College of Cebu before joining UP Cebu last year. She is a regular screener and judge of the Globe Media Excellence Awards and the Cebu Archdiocesan Mass Media Awards respectively. She is a member of the Cebu Association of Communication Educators and the Cebu Citizens-Press Council.