Ms. Daytec holds a master’s degree in law, with a human rights concentration, from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, as well as three prior degrees from Filipino institutions: a law degree from the University of the Cordilleras; a master’s degree in management from the University of the Philippines; and, a bachelor’s degree in communications from St. Louis University, where she is currently an Associate Professor. A human rights lawyer, she is an expert in Indigenous Peoples’ issues. She served as the Research and Litigation Officer and as a Trustee for the Cordillera Indigenous Peoples Center in Baguio, and as Director of the Cordillera Executive Board. She is interested in a human rights-based approach to development, so that the benefits of economic development can reach all sectors of the population, including Indigenous Peoples. During her Humphrey year, she hopes to interact with U.S. Indigenous communities who have been successful in harnessing economic development for the benefit of Native Americans. She is a co-founder of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers and is a published poet.