I’m an author, freelance writer, scientist, and science communicator.

I grew up in the Philippines, and am very proud to be Filipino. As an author, I specialize in speculative fiction, particularly fantasy. Currently, I write for teens, but I would love to write for adults too someday. I’ve been writing since the age of eight, and publishing my books has always been my dream, so I’m super-excited to announce that my debut YA novel, Dauntless, is coming out in 2022! I’m still seeking representation, so if you know any literary agents that might be interested in my work, feel free to contact me.

As a scientist, I have a PhD in Oceanography from the University of Washington, and I’m a chemist by training (BS Chemistry, University of South Carolina). Right now, I work in a neurology department running a super cool instrument called a NanoSIMS, that can take images of the chemical composition of surfaces. I also do some freelance work making scientific discoveries accessible to a general audience, through Massive Science and Complexly, and I’m always looking for more writing opportunities.

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