Miriam College is a premier women's college in the Philippines. Founded in 1924, Miriam College offers programs at the basic, tertiary, post-graduate and adult education levels.

The institution supports specialized centers engaged in curriculum development, research, community outreach and advocacy in the fields of social development, peace education, environmental studies and women’s empowerment.

  • Address : Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights Quezon City 1108 Philippines

  • Email Us : info@mc.edu.ph

  • Call Us : (+63 02) 8 930-MCQC (6272)

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Michele S. Alignay, Ph.D., RPsy, RGC

Faculty, Department of Psychology
Faculty, Family Studies Program


  • Ph.D. in Family Studies, Miriam College
  • M.A. Family Psychology, Miriam College
  • B.S. Psychology, University of Sto. Tomas



  • Registered Psychologist (RPsy)
  • Registered Guidance Counselor (RGC)
  • Registered Psychometrician (RPm)



Dr. Michele Alignay is a board-certified psychologist, a speaker, and an award-winning author.  She is unique in that she can process everyday experiences through the filter of her education and expertise to create effectively doable learning sessions and programs for educational institutions, corporate organizations, and brands.

Her expertise includes family life and relationship, parenting, well-being, and healthy digital media education.  Through psychoeducation, Dr. Michele integrates extensive work experience and academic training on children, adults and families.

She has more than a decade experience of being a full-time guidance counselor for premiere exclusive school for girls.  Presently, she handles consulting work, and is a part-time lecturer at the Department of Psychology, and the Family Studies Program in Miriam College.

Being sought as an expert in various media, she also hosts her own livestream and podcast called, Coffee Break with Dr. Michele through Facebook, YouTube and Spotify, focusing on educating about better family life and well-being.

She is a pioneering expert in the country on advocating Digital Citizenship, especially healthy digital media use for children and families.  In 2017, she was invited to be part of the experts’ meeting at UNESCO Asia-Pacific Bangkok to complete the Digital Citizenship Framework.



  • The Beauty of 40: Unwrapping the Gift of Midlife (May 2019, Shepherds’ Voice Publications)
  • Family Goals: Embracing the Imperfections of Family Life (November 2016, Shepherds’ Voice Publications)
  • (Co-Author) Growing Up Wired: Raising Pinoy Kids in the Digital Age, (November 2013, Anvil Publications)



  • Nominee, Female Social Media Influencer, Catholic Social Media Awards 2020
  • Family Goals, Best Book in Family Life Category, Jaime Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards 2017
  • Mom Manifesto: Journey to Mindful Motherhood (Co-Creator), May 2015, Top Award for Communication, the 2015 Golden Quill Awards; Finalist, Special Category for Communication

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