Anna Isabelle Villafuerte

"There is no more despicable coward than the man who deserted the battle for his joy, fearing to assert his right to existence, lacking the courage and the loyalty to life of a bird or a flower reaching for the sun. Discard the protective rags of that vice which you call a virtue: humility—learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness—and when you learn that pride is the sum of all virtues, you will learn to live like a man." - Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)

Author Bio

Anna Isabelle 'Sai' Villafuerte is a twenty-one year old Filipina currently earning her BSc in International Politics at City, University of London. She is also a freelance researcher at Monocle Magazine and a writer for the Huffington Post. Outside of her studies, she practices photojournalism and adventure sports such as cycling and mountaineering. She also enjoys exploring the media industry and discussing subjects relating to philosophy, economics and the visual arts, especially cinema.


Hometown Manila, Philippines
Lives London, United Kingdom
High School Education A Levels, British School Manila and DLD
Studying BSc International Politics
Graduating 2017
Extracurriculars Freelancer for Monocle and Huffington Post, Member of City's Politics and Mountaineering societies
Interests Writing, cycling, photography, adventure sports, cinema, magazines
Future Plans I hope to pursue a Masters degree involving development economics where I can attain the relevant knowledge to pursue a career as a writer, photojournalist or perhaps a member for a non-government organization. A career as a policymaker involving emerging markets and developing nations is also in my prospects.