Lizette G. Tapia-Raquel is Associate Professor at Union Theological Seminary, Philippines, where she has been teaching Christian and Feminist Theology, and Christian Ethics for over a decade. Last July, she was appointed to serve as the coordinator for the Innovative Theological Education Program (ITEP). In previous years, she was the convenor for the Center for Women, Youth and Children, and later, the Center for Gender and Sexuality. Her academic and ecumenical affiliations include the Ecumenical Association of Third-World Theologians(EATWOT), the Association of Women in Theology (AWIT) and the Society of Asian Biblical Studies (SABS). Lizette is a feminist liberation theologian and often speaks on social justice, LGBTQI rights, and women and youth empowerment, among others.