Ms Maria Sharon Mapa ARRIOLA (Philippines) is the Associate Dean of New Media of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts. She has been part of the academe for more than 20 years teaching humanities, art studies, multimedia arts, and contemporary arts. Aside from teaching, she is also involved in various government and private initiated projects and research related to arts and design such as the 2016 National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA) National Living Treasures Award. She was also part of the Ad Hoc Panel of Experts set up by NCCA as a researcher in the field during the search and validation process. In addition, she was given a grant as a Visiting Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. State Department International Arts Journalism Institute in Visual Arts in 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Arts in Art Theory and Criticism at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Currently, she is a PhD. Candidate of the Philippine Studies Tri-College Program at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman.