Justine Lara Chua

Justine L.T. Chua

Justine L.T. Chua talks fast, frankly, and filled with excitement, so much so that most friends liken her high pitched voice to a machine gun. She is the founder and co-writer of all things on The Border Collective to fulfill an old childhood dream of becoming a world famous writer. Justine is also a self-aware airhead, an everyday commuter, and is willing to try everything at least once, which is why she’s never gotten food poisoning. Her motto in life is “Ask for forgiveness, never for permission.”

Currently a senior from Ateneo de Manila University, studying BS Management, major in Communications Technology, Justine will always be the first to admit that she’s not a very good student. Her transcript can back up this claim. (Hint: She’s only hit 3.something once in her college life.) So for those with bad GPA’s, have no fear. She’s out to prove that it’s not just amazing grades that get great opportunities.

Last April 2015, Justine was the first sophomore to ever intern for Citibank Philippines, with only 5 lines in her whole resume and 0 actual experience. In June 2015, she was part of the first batch of INKOMPASS interns in the Philippines. Out of 4500 applicants only 17 made the cut.

When school started in August, Justine worked part-time as an Accounts Manager for Blogapalooza, the Philippines’ biggest business-to-blogger event, on top of joining Barefoot Philippines, UNICEF’s arm in ADMU, and Microsoft Student Community, Microsoft’s arm in ADMU.

Her stint with Blogapalooza ended in November 2015, but she signed on as an Accounts Executive again in January 2016. That stint just ended in May 2016, but once again, Justine signed with Blogapalooza as a Content Writer from June til December 2016.

During June-July 2016 though, Justine returned for her second stint at INKOMPASS, traveling around 12 provinces all over the Philippines while redesigning an integral job in PMFTC’s supply chain. Still as an intern.

Justine is also a Unilever Business Week 2016 alumni, P&G CEO Academy 2015 alumni, and P&G CEO Challenge 2016 alumni.

Without realizing it, Justine ended up in problem solving project management because it combines her favorite things. Chaos and quick thinking.


If you like my writing and are contemplating hiring me, here’s a repository of my work.

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Facebook: Justine Lara T. Chua
Twitter: @justineltchua
Instagram: @justineltchua
LinkedIn: https://ph.linkedin.com/in/justineltchua
Email: justine@thebordercollective.com