Betchak Padilla, Deputy Director at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies hails from Mindanao, Philippines. Over the past eight years she has been intensively involved in peace process support on conflicts in Myanmar, Philippines, Korean Peninsular and Thailand. Since 2015 she has worked as both Course Director and faculty for the MA program Applied Conflict Transformation Studies (ACTS). She previously served as the Executive Director of SALAM Inc a community peace building organisation in Iligan, and LIHUK (United Strength of the Urban Poor) a local development NGO. She holds an MA in Applied Conflict Transformation Studies (ACTS) and BA in Sociology. Mother to two boys she is currently based in Cambodia.