Mae joined the CGIAR’s Independent Advisory and Evaluation Service (IAES) in July 2019 as the Administration and Finance Specialist covering financial management, travel, and procurement. She previously worked as the Budget and Finance Specialist of the ISPC Secretariat since March 2015. Mae, a national of the Philippines, holds a degree in Accounting. She has substantial finance and programme management experience working for CGIAR centers IRRI, CIMMYT, and the Generation Challenge Program (GCP) in Mexico, where she worked as a Finance Analyst and Project Coordinator, particularly for grants funded by the Gates Foundation.