Jonathan C. Quinto
Director of Agricultural Abundance
Born and raised in Torrijos, Marinduque, Jonathan is a fifth generation farmer and fisherman. After juggling his college studies and farming for eight years, he received his Diploma in Agricultural Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Technology (DAT-BAT) at the Marinduque State College. He took an 11-month Occupational Internship in Agro Studies from the Mehadrin Tnuport Export, Moshav Hodaya, in Southern Israel.
He was champion (Group Category) during the “El Liderato: First National Leadership Masters Challenge” in December 2014 in Camarines Sur. He was also an international delegate to the “Dux Gregis: First International Youth Leaders Convergence” in June 2015 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Jonathan is also a recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Young Torrijoseño Award in recognition of his outstanding ability, accomplishments, and service to the community.
He is a former president of the Student Council Federation and member of the Board of Trustees of the Marinduque State College. Currently, he is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Marinduque State College Credit Cooperative.
Rafael Constantino R. Seño
Director of Rapport and Communications
Rafa is a Filipino youth leader, an events host and organiser in Marinduque, a graphics and branding designer, environmental advocate, and Rapport and Communications Director at AGREA.
In 2000, Rafa took Electronics and Communications Engineering at the New Era University in Quezon City. From 2004 to 2012, he worked in various national and multi-national companies such as eTelecare Global Solutions, 7 Customer Philippines, JP Morgan Chase & Co., and Thomson Reuters. He returned to Marinduque in 2012 and took a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at the Marinduque State College.
Some of his achievements include: Second Prize Winner (Group Category) and Leader of the Year Top 10 National Finalist (Solo Category) during the “El Liderato: First National Leadership Masters Challenge” in December 2014 in Camarines Sur; International Head of the Global Extemporaneous Speech Face-off and Overall Technical Director at the “Dux Gregis: First International Youth Leaders Convergence” in June 2015 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is also currently the Chapter President of AFS (American Field Service) Intercultural Programs Philippines–Marinduque.
He joined AGREA in 2015 and currently heads the company's Rapport and Communications department handling corporate and product branding, internships, and social media and website development, among others. He is also the principal of the AGREA Farm School and manager of the AGREA Assessment Center.
Benjamin Jorge L. Cadag
Director of Agribusiness and Farm Management
Jorge is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Major in Agronomy Specializing in Crop Production and Management at the University of the Philippines - Los Baños. He is a Licensed Agriculturist.
Jorge was President of the University of the Philippines Moriones - Los Baños Chapter (2014), Vice President for External Affairs of the UP Guild of United Minds (2015), and Assistant Publication Committee Head of The League of Agricultural Engineering Students (2011). He was also an Alumnus of UP Weed Science Society (2016), and Senior Patrol Leader of Marinduque Council in 2009 Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree.
Vanessa Leah F. Nicopior
Associate Director of Social Programs
Prior to joining AGREA, Vanessa was responsible for monitoring community-based agro-enterprise developments in Visayas (Cebu, Iloilo and Leyte) and Mindanao (Agusan del Sur, Compostela Valley, Misamis Occidental, Surigao del Sur, Bukidnon) through field visits/coaching, farm site assessment and farmers organizing through the National Livelihood Development Corporation.
With the Department of Social Welfare and Development, she was responsible for monitoring the projects under the Transition Investment Support Plan specifically the “ARMM Stimulus Fund”, and conducted site visits to Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao and Marawi City.
She is a graduate of Community Development/Psychology at the University of the Philippines Visayas, Iloilo; and is a candidate for a Master in Community Development from the College of Social Work and Community Development University of the Philippines, Diliman.
International Collaborations Officer
Miguel was raised in the U.S., earning a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Public Health from American University in Washington, D.C. He comes to AGREA with a background in environmental education and international development, interning for various environmental advocacy organizations in D.C. and for four months in Kenya.
After graduating in May 2017, Miguel came to the Philippines as a Kaya Collaborative Fellow. Through this program, he completed an eight-week internship with AGREA’s Department of Engagements and Negotiation and the Department of Business Opportunities. He has now transitioned to a full-time role coordinating external events and establishing international partnerships as an International Collaborations Officer.
Mary Ann Reyes
Administrative and Finance Head
Mary Ann graduated from the University of the Philippines – Los Baños with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Major in Horticulture specializing in Landscaping.
From 1998 to the present, she has already worked with various multinational companies and institutions with focus on landscape maintenance, landscape design, and horticulturist management.
Mary Claire O. Limpiada
Administrative and Finance Officer
Claire was born and raised in Balanacan, a fishing village in Mogpog, Marinduque. As a youth leader with a servant's heart, Claire joined AGREA as a volunteer for more than a year engaging in projects such as community development, environmental rehabilitation, farm development, and youth empowerment and mobilization.
In 2014, Claire was a participant and group leader in Project CHAMP (Community Health Advocates Mobilization Program) funded by the Department of Health Region IV-B. Project CHAMP sought to harness the Filipino youth’s passion in helping the society by engaging them in the different health-related projects in the provinces of the region. In 2016, she finished second at the Regional myLEADER Agripreneurship Summit held in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. In September of that year, Claire was invited to speak at the “Empower: Youth Agri-Camp and Leadership Summit” at the Agricultural Training Institute 4H Camp, in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines.