Denise Subido graduated cum laude from Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) with a degree in International Studies, major in Asian Studies. She has worked as a research assistant to several sociology professors in ADDU and has interned with United Nations Development Program – Action for Conflict Transformation (UNDP-ACT) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA).
After graduation, she became a volunteer for Jesuit Volunteers Philippines (JVP) and was assigned to Iloilo City, where she drafted and conducted various trainings to college youth in Central Visayas. After her JVP year, she worked as Associate Program Staff for Philam Foundation, Inc., where she was acquainted with microfinance and social entrepreneurship. Denise screened, appraised and validated various livelihood projects nationwide that the foundation funded, such as agriculture and aquaculture projects and microfinance institutions. Apart from project appraisals, she also conducted trainings and attended several seminars on Social Entrepreneurship, strengthening her training skills, which prove to be valuable in SEDPI.
Now a senior program officer for SEDPI, Denise conducted various trainings nationwide, including Fundamentals and Principles of Microfinance, Delinquency Management, Market-Based Financial Product Design and Development, and Risk Management. Apart from that, she has also been part of the research team on housing microfinance and domestic payments in the Philippines with the Philippine Business for Social Progress and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Along with her teammates, Denise also handles clients for Technical and Mentoring Assistance (TAMA).
Denise is currently taking up her Masters in Applied Business Economics at the University of Asia and the Pacific.