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Dr. LORENZO Theresa Marie

PhD (Arizona State University)
Post-doctoral Fellow


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Dr. Lorenzo is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Civil Society and Governance in the Faculty of Social Sciences. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Ateneo de Manila University and a Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences (specialization in Hydrological Sciences). She received a Ph.D in Biology, with a concentration in Biology and Society, from Arizona State University.

Theresa’s broad research interests lie in collaborative governance and resource management to ensure sustainable development, particularly in developing countries. Her doctoral dissertation analysed the impact of climate and economic change on the water security of municipalities in the Philippines. At present, her research focuses on the governance of different commons across the rural-urban spectrum in both Hong Kong and neighbouring countries.


2015-2021 Arizona State University
Ph.D. (Biology [Biology and Society])
2012-2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MS Natural Resource Sciences (Hydrological Sciences)
2005-2009 Ateneo de Manila University
BS Environmental Science

Academic Career

2021-present The University of Hong Kong
Centre for Civil Society and Governance
Post-doctoral Fellow
2015-2021 Arizona State University
Centre for Biology and Society
Teaching Assistant
2012-2014 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
School of Natural Resources
Research Assistant


Selected Publications

Srinivasan, Jaishri, Theresa E. Lorenzo, Michael L. Schoon and Dave D. White, 2021, Resilient Organizations for River Restoration: The Case of two Colorado River Sub-Basin Recovery Programs, Frontiers in Water. Accepted.

Lorenzo T. Water-centered Collaborations in Philippine Municipalities. Oral Presentation, International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC) Water Commons Virtual Conference, May 2021 (Awarded Best Student Presentation)

Lorenzo, Theresa E. and Ann Kinzig, 2020, Double Exposures: Water Security Across Urban Southeast Asia. Water, 12(1), 116

Riveros-Iregui, D.A., Lorenzo, T.M., Liang, L.L., and Hu, J, 2018, Summer Dry-Down Modulates the Isotopic Composition of Soil CO2 Production in Snow-Dominated Landscapes. PLoS ONE 13(5):e019747

David, Carlos Primo C., Peter A. Cayton, Theresa E. Lorenzo, and Eduardo C. Santos, 2014, Statistical Analysis of Philippine Water District Characteristics and How These Affect Water Tariffs. Water International, 39(1), 1-9

Misinformation Policy Manager, Asia Pacific, Facebook

Jenna is a Product Policy Manager on Facebook’s Misinformation Policy team. She specialises in global health misinformation and misinformation in the Asia-Pacific region, and is based in Singapore.

Product Policy Manager, Inauthentic Behavior, Facebook

Sam Traynor is the Product Policy manager for Inauthentic behavior at Facebook. For almost the last decade he has been working in the integrity space in variety of roles and companies mainly focusing on protecting user voice, the authenticity of conversations, and the integrity of the civic process.

Head of Content Regulation, Asia Pacific, Facebook

Meg Chang is the Content Regulation Policy Lead for Facebook in the APAC region. Prior to this role, she was an Elections Manager and led Facebook’s election integrity efforts across EMEA, including the European Elections, the UK general election, and the Polish parliamentary and presidential elections, among many others. Before Facebook, she was the head of operations and publisher at EUobserver, a Brussels-based EU political and investigative news outlet. She also worked as a management consultant for Global 1000 companies in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. She studied politics and law at the University of Kent in the UK.

Public Policy Research Manager, Data for Good, Facebook

Alex Pompe is a Research Manager on Facebook’s Data for Good team. This team builds privacy-protecting data sets to aid response work for natural disasters and public health crises (here is a recent example from the COVID19 response: https://research.fb.com/blog/2020/06/protecting-privacy-in-facebook-mobility-data-during-the-covid-19-response/). Previously, Alex led the growth team at a startup scaling the company to 35 countries over 3 years. Prior to this he worked on access to information and Internet programs for 6 years at an international NGO called IREX; first in Ukraine, next in Namibia, and then in Washington DC. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching mathematics in Namibia from 2006 to 2008. Alex holds a BS in physics from the University of Illinois, and an MS from the University of Michigan (where he also taught astrophysics.) He has served as a guest lecturer for the University of Maryland’s School of Information.

Public Policy Manager, Hong Kong, Facebook

Head of Privacy and Data Policy, Asia Pacific, Facebook

Raina is the Head of Privacy and Data Policy, Engagement, APAC for Facebook. She is a lawyer by training and is a former regulator, having previously worked at the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data in the position of Assistant Privacy Commissioner (Legal, Policy & Research). Prior to joining the Hong Kong data protection authority, Raina had extensive legal in-house experience and held management positions in both Hong Kong and Shanghai. She served as the Assistant Chief Counsel – Head of Legal at Hong Kong Disneyland and was the Deputy Chief Counsel – Head of Legal at Shanghai Disney Resort during the initial construction stage of the project when she helped set up the legal function at the Shanghai Disney Resort. Raina held a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Chan’s primary research concerns the institutions that shape the consumption and distortion of information in different organizational settings. His current research explores how bureaucrats handle information and the impact of institutions on their choices.

Ongoing projects deal with different aspects of bureaucratic control in authoritarian regimes, such as administrative oversight, juridical intervention, internal reporting, and legislative decision-making.

He holds a PhD Degree in Public Policy from the O’Neill School of Public and Environment Affairs and the Department of Political Science, Indiana University Bloomington.

Deputy Director and Principal Lecturer, Centre for Civil Society and Governance

Dr Winnie Law is the Deputy Director and Principal Lecturer at the Centre for Civil Society and Governance of The University of Hong Kong. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on sustainable development, community planning and environmental management. She also works with a team of researchers and conducts policy research, action research and knowledge exchange projects on rural revitalization, social innovation, community engagement and corporate sustainability. Dr Law has been a director of the Conservancy Association since 2005 and has served on a number of HKSAR Government’s advisory committees including Advisory Council for the Environment. At the regional level, Dr Law was commissioned by the EU and UNDP as a planning and social monitoring expert for their city planning and environmental management programmes in Vietnam. Dr Law was one of the invited speakers for the first TedxTongChongSt’s series on Hacking the Future and delivered a talk on Future of Sustainability in 2019.

Director, Centre for Civil Society and Governance

Wai-Fung (Danny) Lam is Director of the Centre for Civil Society and Governance (CCSG), and Professor in Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. He finished his undergraduate study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and received a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Indiana University, Bloomington. Professor Lam is an expert in common-pool resource management, institutional policy analysis, public governance, and civil society. His research has focused on the design of efficient institutional arrangements for the governance and management of public resources, a core issue in public administration and sustainable development. Professor Lam has served on the editorial committees of Public Administration Review (PAR), International Review of Administrative Sciences (IRAS), Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (JCPA), Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ), and Asian Politics and Policy (APP), and is co-editor of The Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Administration (APJPA).

Director of Public Policy, Greater China, Mongolia, and Central Asia, Facebook

George Chen joined Facebook in January 2016 as the company’s first-ever policy representative based in Hong Kong, home for Facebook in the Greater China region. Currently as the Public Policy Director for Greater China, Mongolia, and Central Asia, George serves as Facebook’s “ambassador” to engage with the people and governments across the vast and diverse regions.

Prior to Facebook, George has worked in the media sector for about 15 years. George was a 2014 Yale World Fellow and a 2015 fellow of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. George is a doctoral candidate at the University of Hong Kong where he focuses his research on freedom of expression and misinformation.