A Davaowena by birth, she now lives in Bonner ACT with husband Medwin and their 4 lovely girls. Hardworking, dedicated and methodical in her ways, Kotch is a founding member and currently an officer of the Filipino Language School of Canberra since 2010. She is presently a program support officer of the Conservation Planning and Research of the ACT government. Her varied roles at home, at work and in other voluntary organizations, including her local Catholic parish have elicited quips such as ‘how does she do it?!’ despite her diminutive persona. Kotch is a proud Filipino-Australian who wants her children to grow up bilingual while maintaining their Filipino identity in the backdrop of Australian society.