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 am represented by Natalie Lakosil and Antoinette Van Sluytman at Irene Goodman Literary Agency.

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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