Jodesz Gavilan initially wanted to be a lawyer. But here she is now, working as a writer/researcher at Rappler.
Her first exposure to journalism was through the tabloids and broadsheets her grandfather always asked her to buy from the neighborhood stand. She would often take her time walking back home just to finish reading the articles on each page.
Jodesz, however, only got involved in the field when she took up journalism at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Aside from studying the craft, she also taught campus journalism to high school and elementary students as part of the UP Journalism Club.
In 2013, she took part in Rappler's senatorial elections coverage as an intern. A year after, barely out of college, she joined Rappler as an official employee.
Jodesz wants to achieve a lot of things. But right now, she just wants people to correctly spell her name.