Received Sylff fellowship in 2023
Academic supervisor: Prof. Kazem Vafadari
Current affiliation: PhD Student
Eylla Laire M. Gutierrez is a doctoral student, development consultant, and the Research Manager at the Asian Institute of Management's Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center for Tourism. She also served as the Gender and Sustainable Tourism Consultant of the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Inc. (PCEPSDI), Senior Consultant at Warwick & Rogers, and the Sustainable Tourism Specialist of the Masungi Georeserve Foundation Inc. She has been engaged in several commissioned research projects in partnership with the University of Auckland, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the Department of Tourism, and the Philippine APEC Study Center Network. She has completed her MA in Development Policy (under KAS scholarship) and BA International Studies major in European Studies (Magna Cum Laude) at De La Salle University, Philippines. She is currently taking up a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Asia Pacific Studies at the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. Her research interests include sustainability, community development,
gender studies, and tourism management.