The UP School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP SURP) is pleased to announce the Recognition of Dr. Karen Ann B. Jago-on as the 2014 Most Outstanding Zambosurian for Academe. Dr. Jago-on was awarded by the by the Province of Zamboanga del Sur during the Most Outstanding Zambosurian Night held on the celebration of the 62nd Founding Anniversary of Zamboanga Del Sur last September 13, 2014
Dr Jago-on finished her undergraduate degree in Community Development at the UP College of Social Work and Community Development, and went on to earn her Masters, and consequently her Doctorate Degree in Developmental Science at Hiroshima University in Japan. She joined the Faculty of the UP SURP in 2011, where she is currently an Assistant Professor. She is one of the school’s experts in the field of environmental planning, specializing particularly in the topics of Development/Environmental Economics, and Human Impacts on Subsurface Environments. A prolific researcher, Dr. Jago-on has been involved in works published both locally and internationally. Dr. Jago-on is likewise the main convener of the Consortium of Urban Subsurface Environment Management in Asia.