Originally from the Samar region of the Philippines, Freya Eduarte attended Fern University in Manila, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Finance. After emigrating to the United States, she attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco, obtaining a degree in Graphic and Computer Arts and working as a Graphic Designer before establishing the Eduarte Courtot Foundation in 2018.
Santa Margarita Elementary School, the recipient of the foundation’s first grant, is where Freya’s entire family went to school. Her grandmother also worked there as a teacher, establishing a legacy of education, and instilling the value of helping less fortunate people. Freya and her husband Philippe shared a vision of aiding children, which she carries forward in memory of him. Freya lives in San Francisco with their daughter, Evvia.