BS, Chemical Engineering, Mapua Institute of Technology
MS, Industrial Engineering and Management, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Carlito is a math and science teacher at Fusion Academy. He is no stranger to Fusion since he worked previously as a substitute teacher. He was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Mapua Institute of Technology, an MS in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and currently pursuing the teacher’s credential program at UCLA Extension. His broad professional work experience includes safety engineering, information technology, information systems, project management, intellectual property, technology transfer, licensing, and quality assurance. He joined the faculty of his college alma mater as an adjunct associate professor and taught operations research, engineering management, and productions/operations management to undergraduate engineering students for two years.
In 2004 he migrated to the U.S. and settled in Glendale, CA. He worked as a technical staff at the information technology departments of the Kabbalah Centre International, Inc. and UCLA Health Systems, respectively for a span of ten years. His passion to teach and become an educator was realized when he was accepted to the EnCorps STEM Teachers Program. With his transition to the teaching profession, EnCorps supported him all the way up to the present time. Thru EnCorps’ partnership with local school districts, he got an opportunity to work at Fairfax High School as a part-time academic tutor volunteer in their after-school program where he helped students struggling in math and science subjects. Afterwards he worked at the STEM Academy of Hollywood as a part-time academic mentor volunteer where he mentored senior high school students giving them guidance and direction in their design projects to solve open-ended engineering problems. He also worked as a part-time substitute teacher to different public charter high schools in the Los Angeles area.
Carlito believes in life-long learning and hopes to influence his future students to become one. He is an avid reader of the Bible, histories and biographies. Among his favorite books includes Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant and The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon. During his free time he enjoys walking around the neighborhood, watching documentary films and movies, experimenting with cooking together with his wife, and listening to music: gospel, classical, and music of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. He had travelled to Australia, Singapore, Japan and the United Kingdom and looking forward to visit other countries in the near future.