Ana has had over 12 years experience in advertising and marketing communications. She left her post as Assistant Vice President of a financial institution five years ago to pursue a career as a freelance writer.
As an independent journalist and foreign correspondent covering sexual health rights and women’s issues, Ana has received media grants from Newsbreak, Probe Media Foundation and the Philippine Press Institute to cover population and development issues.
In 2014, she was named the Persephone Miel Fellow by Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and did a series of reports on Filipino migrant mothers in Dubai and Paris. Her other Pulitzer Center grants include reports on HIV in the Philippines and young Filipino women who go to Denmark on a cultural exchange program as an au pair.
Ana has a regular column in Rappler while some of her full-length features have been published in the The Atlantic, The Los Angeles TImes, Deutsche Welle – Germany and Foreign Policy.
Ana’s work may be viewed on <www.anasantoswrites.com>.