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Who We Are & What We Do

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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.

Our Vision

GradMAP envisions a thriving community of Filipino scientists that work to reduce barriers for Filipinos in pursuing advanced degrees in STEM and related fields

Our Mission

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

Our Values


We strive to provide equitable access to STEM opportunities for Filipinos regardless of gender, socioeconomic, geographical, or educational background.


We try to place ourselves in other people's shoes.

We listen actively and recognize the barriers 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 different ideas.


We are willing to do hard things for others.


We push through challenges and commit time and effort to helping others succeed.

Our Strategy

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 2024-2025 Executive Committee

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Director, Partnerships


Ateneo de Manila University

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Director, Resources

PhD student

University of Twente

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Standards & Monitoring

PhD student

University of Lausanne

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Standards & Monitoring

PhD student

University of Ghent

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PhD student

German Cancer Research Center

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Vice President

PhD student in Biological Sciences

Columbia University

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Director, Engagement

Nuclear Safety Engineer


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Director, Events

MSc Leading International

Vaccinology Education

Université Claude Bernard Lyon

Meet the Co-Founders

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PhD in Integrative Molecular

and Biomedical Sciences

Baylor College of Medicine

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PhD in Biosciences

German Cancer Research Center



PhD in Biology

Stanford University



MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise

Cambridge University

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