MPS Professional Studies, Interactive Telecommunications, New York University

Universal Summer Program, School of Cinema and Television, University of Southern California

BA Film, University of the Philippines


Courses Taught: Film 153 (Cinematography), Film 10 (Sining Sine), Film 154 (Editing) Film 157 (Sound and Musical Scoring), Film 175 (Film & Literature)

Melissa Dela Merced is a technology designer, educator, and filmmaker. Dela Merced advocates for free speech on the internet and government transparency. Co-founder of, a website dedicated to providing Filipinos an space to speak out on social media and call to real action.

Her designs are focused on news broadcast workflow optimization, analog to digital video acquisition, production and archiving.

Dela Merced has spent more than 10 years in television in broadcast technology and design. She has taught classes in photography, cinematography and non-linear editing workshops at the University of the Philippines Film Institute.

A frequent traveller and photographer, she's also an avid gamer and comic book collector.