After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Drama from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Xandra became a member of the faculty of the Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts (DSCTA). Her interest in the performing arts and her experience as an instructor in U.P. nurtured her love for training. Teaching Speech Communication courses allowed her to think of various teaching methodologies that suited her students, and honed her facilitation skills as the thrust was student-centered learning.
After 9 years in the academe, she grabbed the chance to train full-time. She was a Communication and Culture Trainer for Convergys, Philippines 4 years. At Convergys, she trained numerous classes in English grammar, pronunciation and call handling, went through Training With Impact, was certified as Communication Reference Facilitator for Training the Trainer (a coaching reference), was tasked to coach and certify a new trainer, and fulfilled administrative tasks related to training and assigned accounts.
Now with People Ignite, she continues to improve and learn. She is a subject matter expert in the areas of English Language Fluency, Business Communications, Presentation Skills, and Business Storytelling. With her experiences, she becomes more passionate for training and people development.