I am a proud Filipino and an Astronomy PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin. I did my undergrad at the University of Michigan, where I earned a B.S. in Astronomy and Astrophysics and a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Physics.
I’m a galaxy gal! Specifically, I decompose the spatially-resolved light of a galaxy into its different stellar populations. From this we can get a star formation history to explain how the different parts of galaxies evolve, chemically and age-wise.
My dream is to extend my science and the astronomy community to my home country by providing research and post-grad opportunities for astronomy in the Philippines. We already have an active community of astronomy enthusiasts back home so watch out for your other future Filipino astronomers!
When I’m not busy adding to our understanding of the universe, you’ll find me singing, playing the guitar, squashing, and dreaming of traveling the world.