Atty. Myrish Cadapan Antonio

Director of Fellowship and Leadership Development Programs
Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership


In her role as Director of Fellowship and Leadership Development Programs, Atty. Myrish Antonio leads the design and implementation of leadership development programs for CPL’s 11 student fellowships and the greater HKS student body. Atty. Myrish also serves as an independent consultant and trainer of leadership development programs at higher educational institutions in the greater Boston area, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among others. Before coming to the United States in 2014, Atty. Myrish held various private sector positions including as Deputy Legal Counsel of Silliman University and Director of the Dr. Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development, while serving as Faculty Member of the College of Law. She also served as an elected local legislator in the Philippines, leading social innovation programs for women, children, and the underserved, and championing legislation on good governance and ethical leadership. She currently serves on the board of 2 Harvard alumni boards: the Harvard Club of the Philippines Global and the Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association, and as Vice President of the Board of Save One Life, an international non-profit serving children with hemophilia in developing countries worldwide. She holds a Master of Laws in Government Procurement from the George Washington University Law School and a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. Atty. Myrish received the 2019 HKS Dean’s Award and was among the 2019 Harvard Heroes.