Holy Trinity University, BS Hotel and Restaurant Management.


Yona was raised in the tropical islands of Palawan, in the Philippines, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree. She was involved with government work and became an administrative officer for the Community Enhancement and Livelihood Project (CELP) of the Provincial Government of Palawan, promoting and implementing a community-based approach to the rehabilitation of former drug-dependent individuals. While working, she also helped undergraduate students with mentorship on theses and feasibility studies writing. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Research and Development Management at the University of the Philippines.