Who We Are & What We Do
GradMAP was founded on the belief that STEM careers and educational opportunities should be more accessible to everyone, including Filipinos. We believe that there are many talented and motivated students in the Philippines who’d make wonderful scientists and STEM professionals but are limited by the lack of resources and guidance.
We aim to bridge this gap by providing one-on-one mentorship, pairing students with experienced mentors in their respective fields. Mentors provide support, encouragement, and insights into the graduate school application process, as well as help polish application materials. In doing so, we hope to increase the pipeline of Filipino students pursuing graduate studies, and concurrently, build a global community of Filipino scientists to support and celebrate each other.
GradMAP envisions a thriving community of Filipino scientists that work to reduce barriers for Filipinos in pursuing advanced degrees in STEM and related fields
Increasing awareness of advanced educational and career opportunities for Filipinos
Providing mentorship and support to Filipino students from all walks of life for their graduate school applications
Building a thriving global community that facilitates collaboration among
impact-focused Filipino scientists
We strive to provide equitable access to STEM opportunities for Filipinos regardless of gender, social, economic, geographical, or educational background.
We try to place ourselves in other people's shoes.
We listen actively and recognize the challenges faced by people from different backgrounds.
We actively find ways to open opportunities for others.
We are motivated by and fully invested in other people's success.
We work together to achieve our goals.
We communicate clearly, ask for help and feedback, and are open to others' ideas.
We are willing to do hard things for others.
We push through discouragement and commit time and effort to helping others succeed.
Build a network of mentors
who can provide personalized
assistance to mentees
Develop and disseminate
free materials about STEM careers
Share stories of STEM students and professionals and their journeys to graduate school
Meet the 2022-2023 Executive Committee
Christina Lora Leyson
PhD in Biological Sciences
PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
John Joson Ng
MD/PhD in Integrated Biology and Medicine
Duke-NUS Medical School
Paul delos Trinos
PhD in Public Health
University of New South Wales
Lorenzo Sabug, Jr.
PhD in Information Technology
Polytechnic University of Milan
PhD in Environmental Science and Policy
University of Miami
PhD in Engineering & IT
University of Melbourne
Director, Standards and Monitoring
PhD in Chemistry
Meet the Co-Founders
Carlo David Cristobal
PhD in Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
Antoni Andreu Martija
PhD in Biosciences
German Cancer Research Center
Weaverly Colleen Lee
PhD in Biology
Louise Mari Bautista
MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise