Myrish Antonio

Interim President

Myrish is CEO of The Philippine Living Heritage Initiative, a 501c3 non-profit organization that seeks to strengthen Filipino identity and build thriving global communities by fostering a deep appreciation of the Philippines’ rich living heritage. Previous to this, she was Senior Director of Global Initiatives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship where she designed and launched its pilot Foundry Fellowship for successful founders in Africa and taught early stage entrepreneurs on market-creating innovations to build stronger ecosystems. She also served as Director of Fellowship and Leadership Development Programs at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Interim Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program. Before moving her family to the United States, Myrish was deputy legal counsel of Silliman University in Dumaguete, Philippines. She concurrently directed the Dr. Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development and was a faculty member at the College of Law. She served two terms as an elected local legislator and led social innovation programs for women, children and the poor; championing legislation on good governance and ethical leadership.

Myrish earned her BA in Political Science and Bachelor of Laws from Silliman University. She was a Fulbright scholar to the United States in 2007 and obtained a LLM in Government Procurement from The George Washington University Law School. She and her family relocated to Boston after she finished her Master of Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2015. Myrish is a sister of two brothers with hemophilia and the mother of twin boys with hemophilia.