Mara Barbra Nanaman
Mara Barbra Nanaman has a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in English Language Studies. As a student, she had been a competitive debater and now shares her love for debate with her students at National High Jakarta School (NHJS) as a coach.
She was awarded Coach of the Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during the Global Rounds of the World Scholar's Cup in 2015. She has traveled in multiple countries worldwide to train and accompany students in various debate tournaments. In Barcelona, one of her debate teams was awarded top 3 in the world and top 1 in Southeast Asia, and in Kuala Lumpur, her debater won best debater in the world. She also teaches research and English in NHJS while serving as department head. She has also contributed to broadsheets such as the Philippine Daily Inquirer, BusinessWorld, and Rappler. She hails from Iligan City and is a proud Bisaya.