Ms. Dela Cruz obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines (“UP”) College of Law in 2020. She was a member of the Order of the Purple Feather and was awarded the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence. While in law school, she worked as a research assistant for a UP Law Faculty member (Prof. Rosa Maria Juan-Bautista).
She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UP Manila in 2016. She was also a recipient of a scholarship from the Commission of Higher Education.
Prior to joining the firm, she served as part of the legislative staff of the Office of Minority Floor Leader of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao for more than a year.
She was admitted to the Philippine bar in 2022.