Belonging to a well-knit family of 8, Zita shared many moments of adventures and make-believe play with her three older sisters and two younger brothers. While studying BS Family Life and Child Development in UP Diliman, Zita found herself in an environment  close to home where play and exploration were valued as meaningful ways of learning for children. After graduating magna cum laude in 2014, Zita taught for two years in Explorations’ Preschool where she handled nursery and senior pre-kinder classes. At present, she is a part-time manager of their family business “Joe’s Cheesesteak” in Katipunan.