Rowena V. Posa Assistant Professor

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
• Computer literate (Mac OS Snow LeopardcuttingsEl Capitangrafting and marcotting • Postharvest handling of horticultural commodities • Flower arranging • Training extensions and High School Teaching • Proof ReadingIn DesignIRRISTAT and Crop Stat 7) • With professional driver’s license • Plant nursery management • Landscape maintenance • Crop propagation by seed germinationLanguage Editing • Trained Caregiver • Licensed Teacher (Licensure Examination for Teachers Passer)LionMicrosoft OfficeStatistical Analysis System (SAS)

June 2008 to Present
Assistant Professor. University of the Philippines Rural High School (UPRHS), College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), Paciano Rizal, Bay, Laguna

·     Assigned as Life Skills Education (LSE) Subject Coordinator, after a year at UPRHS

·     Promoted to Instructor II after 2 years of stay at UPRHS which normally requires 3 years of tenure

·     Spearheaded several school projects & committees such as:

–       Academic & Cultural Exchange Program

–       Student Welfare Committee

–       Establishment of the Oblation Edible Garden

(Hardin ni Oble)

–       Significant contributions in the Life Skills Education K-12 curriculum
August 2007 to May  2008
University Research Associate. Crop Science Cluster (CSC), College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños College, Laguna

·    Implemented and monitored agronomic characterization experiments on sweet sorghum for bio-ethanol production.

·    Coordinated simultaneous experimental set ups with UPLB La Granja Research and Training Station, and Central Mindanao University.

·    Written technical reports and project proposals related to production protocol studies on sweet sorghum crops.
November 2005 to March 2007
Customer Service Specialist.

Convergys, Philippines, Alabang Site

·       Inbound calls for wireless phone provider

·       Deals with billing dispute, processing of payments, directory assistance, trouble shooting of phone service issues, activation of new accounts and up selling of wireless phone services.
April 2005 to October 2005
Farm Production Manager. Hortonet Nurseries

·    Supervision of 2 ornamental production nurseries in Calauan (Bgy. Paliparan and Bgy. Mabacan) with a work force consisting of 25 staffs.

·    Facilitate the implementation of the production and maintenance program through weekly planning, monitoring and evaluation of the actual production performance in relation to established goals.

·    Conducts cost and return analysis for individual ornamental crops.

·    Supervision of the pre-export shipment operations for different potted ornamental plants.
June 2004 to March 2005
Administrator. Schoch Apartelles and Saru Image and Style Salon, 6716 Bangkal St., Los Baños, Laguna

·    Screening and admission of occupants

·    Supervision of maintenance program for the dorm facilities

·    Overall in-charge of the salon operations.
November 1999 to May 2004
University Research Associate. Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB), College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños College, Laguna

·    Developed new product lines for Mussaenda plants;

·    Conducted multiple studies on fertilizer requirements, misting operation and mass production of Mussaenda plants;

·    Develop year-round production schedule for potted flowering Mussaendas;

·    Prepared training modules, posters, visual aids, technical papers/reports

·    Organized trainings for technology transfer;

·    Supervised technology dissemination and adoption of backyard-cooperators.
October 2002 to September 2003
Editorial Associate. The Philippine Agricultural Scientist (PAS): A Publication of the College of Agriculture, UP Los Baños

·    Proof read scientific articles;

·    Monitored/ facilitated technical evaluation and editing of articles;

·    Indexed the PAS issues from 1999 to 2003.
September to October 1999
Research Scientist. Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD), Los Baños, Laguna

·    Conducted technical research on Allium crops;

·    Constructed fact sheet on the production, pesticide management and postharvest handling of onions, shallots and garlic;

·    Assisted in the editing and proof reading of a handbook entitled: “Bulbcrops Database” by Dr. Ofelia K. Bautista. Book Series No. 172/2000. DOST PCARRD.


2012 to 2015 MS Horticulture Major in Seed Technology Minor in Education Management at University of the Philippines Los Baños
2007 to 2008 Certificate in Teaching Proficiency at Laguna State Polytechnic University
1993 to 1999 BS Agriculture Major in Ornamental Postharvest Technology at University of the Philippines Los Baños