She is very passionate to do community organizing, specifically in the farmer and fisherfolk sectors. Vangie has 13 years of solid experience working with various NGOs, PO (people orgniazations), IP (indigenous people groups), and religious institutions. She has conducted a variety of livelihood trainings on community enterprises relating to seaweed.
She has worked and lived in many places in the Philippines: Tawi-tawi, Caraga region in Samar, Iloilo, Antique, Coron, Palawan, and San Jose Mindoro. She has an in-depth knowledge of community engagement with skills in community organizing and capacity building.
In her free-time, Vangie prefers to be outside exploring and traveling to see new places.