Stacy de Jesus
This girl has been live tweeting way back when it was not yet a thing in the Philippines.
Stacy is the youngest member of Rappler's Core team. A pioneer in her field, this 20-something heads the Social Media Team.
All social media accounts that she helped developed and establish – mostly related to news – are now a few of the most recognizable brands in the Philippines for trailblazing practices now considered a norm for news outlets.
She currently resides in Manila but was born in Bacolod City and raised in a mixture of the following areas (in chronological order): Quezon City; Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia; Bacolod City; and Bago City, Negros Occidental.
While a student, she was awarded twice at the Malacañan Palace in 2007 - first as an Exemplary Leadership Awardee under the Ten Outstanding Public School Students of the Philippines program; second as a Chief Girl Scout Medalist after dedicating a year of her life to leading the push for sanitation and hygiene development and facilitating the installation of the first water system of a rural village in Bago City.
In 2010, she became one of the first social media producers and project leads for GMA Network, Inc.'s social media accounts.
At GMA, she was also part of the team that first handled their citizen journalism arm and digital news gathering efforts.
Stacy is an online stalker... because she can. In her spare time, she eats trolls-of-the-internet alive, flirts with Rappler's followers and sometimes writes the ditziest stories you can find on the site.