Clarissa C. David is a Professor at the Graduate Studies Department of the College of Mass Communication University of the Philippines-Diliman, teaching quantitative research methods, public opinion, and political communication. Dr. David earned her doctorate degree in communication from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests revolve around news media effects, framing, political knowledge, political engagement, political attitudes, and public opinion. She also conducts policy-oriented research and communication strategy consulting in the areas of public education, health, and governance in the Philippines.