Rowela Salazar Basa is a graduate of Bachelor of Secondary Education with specialization in English and Master of Arts in Education in the same field at the University of the Assumption, Philippines. Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate at the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas under the program of Doctor of Philosophy major in English Language Studies. Her teaching career began at the Don Bosco Academy Pampanga as a Junior High School faculty. After three years of service, she continued teaching in the Public School. She is now in her fifth year as Senior High School Master Teacher II at the Information and Communication Technology High School.
An advocate of lifelong learning, the author is passionate in language education and in the total formation of her every student. She believes that every teacher is not only a consumer of information but more so, as creator of knowledge through research. Her research interest is focused on Sociolinguistics, World Englishes, and Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE).