Feb 2022 - 

Present

Resume

July 2021 -

Jan 2022

Jan - Jun 2021 

Sept 2019 - Dec 2020

Aug 2018 - Dec 2019

Scientific Editor
National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Communications lead for the NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical & Technological Innovation (SynCTI)

  • Editorial support (proofreading, copy editing, structural editing) for SynCTI's scientific manuscripts, proposals, and other written output

  • Crafted copies for SynCTI's social media platforms to promote the laboratories' publications

Science Editor
Wildtype Media Group, Singapore

  • Lead editor and webmaster for Asian Scientist Magazine, an award-winning publication covering the latest science and technology news in Asia, and A*STAR Research, the official research publication of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research

  • Editorial project management for clients in industry, government and academia—including editorial planning, article writing, commissioning, and editing, event coverage, and ad hoc activities like web copywriting. Clients included: Singapore University of Technology and Design, Kyushu University, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Precision Health Research Singapore

  • Conceptualized custom advertorials for academic and industry partners, including Roche, Sartorius and the Singapore Institute of Technology

  • View my published works here.

Senior Writer

  • Lead editor for biotechnology startup MiRXES Insights and the statutory board Infocomm Media Development Authority's IMpact News

  • Contributed articles and infographics to Wildtype’s in-house and client publications

  • Worked closely with clients and in-house team to edit and develop custom publications suitable for the scientific community and general readers, including white papers like the Five Years Of The Asian Scientist 100

Community and Editorial Executive

  • Profiled prominent scientists across the region for editorial features on the Asian Scientist Magazine website

  • Crafted social media copies, newsletter content and social media reports for A*STAR Research

  • Designed and implemented a community engagement strategy for honorees on the annual Asian Scientist 100 list

Science communication lecturer
Various universities, the Philippines

  • Pioneered the Science and Risk Communication class for undergraduate students at the Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University (DLSU)

  • Created tiered learning modules for the children in fisherfolk communities in Lian, Batangas as a Communications consultant for the Collaboration on Resource Management Among Academe and Local Communities (CORAL) project of the Br. Alfred Shields FSC Ocean Research Center (SHORE) at DLSU

  • Taught Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB 1) and Introduction to Science Writing in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB 100) to University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman undergraduate students

Education

Feb 2017 -

Jul 2018

Jun 2011 -

Jun 2015

Australian National University
Master of Science Communication

  • Completed courses on science, risk and ethics; science communication and the web; public speaking; and cross-cultural science communication among others

  • Master's thesis: Challenges of communicating science: perspectives from the Philippines (currently the most read article in the Journal of Science Communication)

University of the Philippines Diliman
Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

  • Graduated magna cum laude; with an internship and final year placement at the Laboratory of Molecular and Cell Biology

  • Bachelor's thesis: Magnetic single-walled carbon nanotubes for targeted hyperthermic cancer cell death

Professional Memberships

Skills & Expertise

  • Project and client management 

  • Long-form writing and editing for science and technology topics

  • Print publication and production 

  • Science content marketing

  • CMS (Wordpress) and SEO optimization

  • Public speaking

  • Curriculum development

  • Science communication research