Gab graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science majoring in Educational Psychology from De La Salle University – Manila. As a recipient of the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarship in 2016, he completed his degree in Master of Counseling from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
While earning his postgraduate degree, he also completed a Graduate Diploma Course in Positive Psychology and Well Being from the Langley Group in Melbourne. In 2021, Gab finished another master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Ateneo de Davao University.
He is a certified Strengths Profile Practitioner accredited by CAPPFinity (Strengths Profiler). He also has completed a course on Discovering Positive Education given by the Institute of Positive Education in Australia.
Currently, he is a full-time faculty member of the Ateneo de Davao University’s Psychology Department. He also serves as the co-chair of the Positive Psychology Special Interest Group of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP). Outside the academe, Gab spends his free days advocating for mental health in schools, communities and organizations. He is also a consultant for some organizations regarding implementing Positive Workplace Behaviors, Positive Organizational Changes, Mental Health in the Workplace, Positivity in the Workplace, Strength Spotting, Strength-based leadership and leveraging strengths.