Jerraleen Juachon-Balais is a proud Pinay. She is a teacher and a human rights advocate who has worked in the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia. She is also a freelance photographer who is in love with street and portrait photography. She is a member of the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF) and is currently studying intensive photojournalism at the New York Institute of Photography (NYIP).
At present, she is having the time of her life working with a non-profit organization (www.phukethasbeengoodtous.org) that helps improve the economic opportunities and life chances of children through funding and implementing high quality, practical English language education in government schools on Phuket Island. Besides photography and supporting children's rights and gender/LGBTQ equality, she loves poetry, music, and all other forms of artistic expression.