Ms. Valbuena, is a Doctorate in IT candidate, graduated with BS Computer Science in De La Salle University and Masters in Information Management, with honors, in Asia Pacific College. Trained in Singapore as an Account Manager for restaurant and hotel systems, she decided to explore teaching as she had recognized the mismatch of skills and increasing need of competent manpower in the industry. She started her teaching career in 1998, gained some industry certifications, participated in the Program for IT Engineers in Japan, and now one of the Board Members for Game Developers Association of the Philippines. Her experience in handling various core positions such as Student Services, Registrar, Deanship, and Accreditor, enabled her to understand the education operations better. She is currently the Executive Director for School of Computing and IT of APC, one of the Commission of Higher Education’s Centers of Excellence in IT Education, since 2008.