First National Congress
6-7 December 2004, Cebu City, Philippines

Yvonne Garcia Flores
Education Manager, Intel Technology Philippines

Yvonne spearheads the Education Programs of Intel, which cover all levels from elementary to college. She joined Intel in 1996 and is credited with laying the groundwork for and nurturing Intel's education-centered corporate social responsibility programs into the powerhouse that they are now--able to reach the entire nation, enhancing the knowledge and skills of both students and teachers in harnessing technology for intellectual enrichment.

Yvonne's networking encompasses both government organizations, such as the Departments of Education, and Science and Technology, as well as private institutions like the Ayala Foundation. For Yvonne, the mission of Intel in education is "to be government's reliable partner in implementing reforms to improve teaching and learning in the classroom." Intel meets this goal mostly through teacher development programs focused on the effective use of technology and science research competition for high school students.

Yvonne is a Math major, with a Master of Arts in Mathematics from the University of the Philippines in Diliman.