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Undergraduate Institution

University of Guam


Tamuning, GU

Personal Interests

  • exercise

Professional Interests

  • Arts, Music, and Culture
  • Conservation
  • Energy and Climate

I am a Filipino woman pursuing careers in the environemnt. I will be graduating with a degrees in Chemistry and Biology in Spring 2021. As an undergraduate student, I had the privilege of conducting research under the National Institutes of Health and the Doris Duke Conservation Scholarship Program, and both experiences allowed me to foster a love for science. In addition to science, I also liked working extracurriculars centered on outreach and awareness. Coming from a small close-knit island community, I always find myself leaning towards the community for support and using communal methods to support others. I became the president of our SACNAS chapter in hopes of empowering other students and understanding how our unique cultures can create a more inclusive STEM environment. I eventually hope to pursue education post-graduation, contribute to critical environmental betterment and research on Guam and the world, and encourage fellow underrepresented persons in their pursuit of STEM.