Ross Tugade earns her keep as a lawyer in the field of human rights. She writes from time to time, on topics ranging from the passionately personal to the highly political, with bits of cultural commentary in between. Ross graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Political Science, and later on earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law. She completed her Master of Laws degree with the University for Peace and United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute.