Assistant Secretary G.H. Ambat spent most of her professional life in the Legislative Branch of the government. Prior to her appointment at the Department of Education (DepEd), she was a policy specialist and agenda manager of the Senate Committees on Health, Peace, and Finance while on detail to the Office of Senator Teofisto “TG” Guingona III from 2013 to 2016. She also served as a social development specialist at the Senate Economic Planning Office (SEPO) and a legislative staff of then Senator Manny Villar during her earlier years in public service.
Her substantial background in discourses on social development, public policy and governance, along with her experiences in management of donor-funded projects and advocacy, prove to be significant in her current role as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Service (PAS) and Alternative Learning System (ALS), especially in engaging stakeholder contribution to the achievement of arduous but necessary reforms in the education system.
She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines in Diliman.