Communications Specialist, Religious Liberty Initiative
Office: 1339 Biolchini Hall of Law
Arienne Calingo serves as the Communications Specialist for the Religious Liberty Initiative and is responsible for executing the RLI’s marketing efforts.
Arienne graduated with honors from Georgetown University in 2014. She obtained her master’s degree in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2018. While at Harvard, she served as the project lead for developing an open e-learning course on diversity, equity, and inclusion for the UNESCO Chair in Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Learning.
She previously worked as the Senior Educational Consultant and Video Producer for Leap Finance, where she helped lead their Dubai office. She was the first woman to serve as EducationUSA Ambassador for the U.S. Embassy in Manila and has given advice to outbound Filipino students, alongside U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim and consular officers. Prior to that, she taught Arabic language and Middle Eastern culture at Holy Angel University. Arienne also led marketing and graphic design efforts as the International Cooperation Assistant in the Bureau of International Cooperation Strategy, an agency of the Office of the Higher Education Commission of the Thailand Ministry of Education.
As a champion for diversity and inclusion, Arienne is passionate about bringing her international perspectives to the RLI team. Her interests lie in the dynamic intersection of higher education, writing, graphic design, media relations, and international affairs.