Aaron Jed Rabena is a Doctoral Candidate in International Relations at the School of Political Science and Public Administration (SPSPA), Shandong University, Jinan. He also took his MA in International Relations at the same university and graduated in 2012.
He is currently working on his PhD dissertation about the Strategic Regionalism in East Asia.
His commentaries and thought pieces have been published in several publications such as in the University of the Philippines (UP) Asian Center, China Daily, Eurasia Review Journal, and the International Policy Digest.
He is the president of the youth organisation, Philippines-China Friendship Club (PCFC) and is a member of the Philippine Association for Chinese Studies (PACS).
Prior to pursuing his MA Degree in China, he was a law student at the San Beda College of Law in Manila, Philippines (2009-2010), where he engaged in various university and inter-university-based (national) law school debates.
He also took a Bachelor of Science Degree in Legal and Business Management (2005-2009) at San Beda College and received various leadership awards and extra-curricular commendations