MARIZA JOY BAUTISTA - ABALOS was born and raised in Cabangan, Zambales. Her mother was an elementary teacher who instilled her the love for reading. At the age of four, she was already reading short stories and story books. She studied Bachelor in Elementary Education in Magsaysay Memorial College, San Narciso, Zambales and graduated with flying colors on March 2007. She passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers on the same year and got her first job as a teacher in a private school. After a year, she applied in public school and luckily got hired immediately. Her first station was in Cabangan Elementary School, Cabangan, Zambales and served there for 14 years. When she got promoted as Master Teacher I, she was transferred to her current station, Camiing Elementary School, Camiing, Cabangan, Zambales. She is a graduate of Master of Arts in Education Major in Educational Administration in President Ramon Magsaysay State University (PRMSU).