Ambassador Hjayceelyn M. Quintana has served in several diplomatic missions in various capitals of the world including Beijing, Washington, Dublin, Muscat, and now Abu Dhabi.
She held the position of Assistant Secretary in the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila including the Office of United Nations, Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Office of Middle East and Africa.
She worked as an Information Officer at the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions of the Department of Trade and Industry, and a Presidential Staff Officer in the Office of the President of the Philippines.
Hjayceelyn graduated with a B.A. in Political Science at the University of the Philippines, holds an M.A. in International Studies from the University of the Philippines and an M.A. in International Public Policy from the School of Advanced International Studies from Washington’s Johns Hopkins University.