Vea of Cabuyao, Laguna is an incoming Grade 12 student at the UP Rural High School. She is taking up her research internship as part of a subject and is working under the supervision of Dr. Marian P. De Leon of the MNH’s Microbial Culture Collection.

Aspiring to become a pediatrician specializing in pulmonology, Vea is pursuing the K-12’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, & Mathematics) track. She finds laboratory work enjoyable because she is also interested in how scientific equipment helps in research.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading books, watching television series as well as being surrounded by plants and pets. Vea is a member of her school choir and particularly likes listening to mellow music. She would like to travel someday to see and experience nature. In addition to surfing the Internet, playing football, swimming, and visiting waterfalls, she wants to try hiking as one of her next adventure.