Hi! I’m Dreia!


I am a proud Filipina Galactic archaeologist and a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University.

I study how our own Galaxy formed using the chemical abundances and motions of thousands of stars. With these chemodynamical tools, using both observational and simulation data, I tag stars into different populations to understand the detailed picture of the formation and evolution of the Milky Way. I’m specifically interested in the stellar halo wherein a lot of accreted material reside as a consequence of the Milky Way’s assembly.

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. If not doing research, you’ll find me singing, playing the guitar, running, or taking a random class at the gym!