Ilene De Vera


Ilene is raised by a single mom who is an architect. She originally wanted to take interior design or architecture like her mom but took communications as an alternative. Her mom is her ultimate inspiration.


Ilene’s goal is to support single mothers like her mom by empowering them by helping them build confidence, their self-esteem, and create entrepreneurial opportunities for them. She aligns herself to the 10th sustainable development goal “Reduce Inequality.”

HOMETOWN: Mandaue City, Cebu

AGE: 24


Education: University of the Philippines – Cebu, Mass Communications