Shawntel has always had a heart to serve. She believes in the need to provide each and every individual with sustainable and proper access to their basic needs, services, and opportunities.
Shawntel first entered the social impact space in 2016 when she co-founded BMB Solutions, a social enterprise that sought to provide marginalized communities with electricity and water. Since then, she has finished her Bachelors degree in Management of Applied Chemistry, her Masters degree in Sustainability Management, and has worked as a researcher specializing in social entrepreneurship, sustainability, and pro-environmental communications/marketing.
She has likewise been designing and implementing different workshops and initiatives around sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and the SDGs both in the Philippines and abroad.
In March 2020, as a response to the coronavirus crisis in the Philippines, she worked to bring economic support to marginalized communities in her town, Cainta. Through her family’s initiative and in partnership with the local government of Cainta, she coordinated with various stakeholders and organizations in order to bring food and relief to at least 1000 people everyday, door-to-door. Apart from which, she is also co-leading an initiative that seeks to map, coordinate, and match the demand and supply of PPEs in the country from its creation and procurement to its distribution and usage.
She was a participant at the Global Youth Summit in 2017 and came back as a peer facilitator in 2018. She is a Dalai Lama Fellow and was recently selected to be part of YSI Global’s Program-19 team specifically focused on creating solutions to covid-19 problems.