Rachel Valenzuela is a genome engineer and chemical biologist.
Your dose of inspiration today: Meet a Pinay who, as a teenager growing up in San Pedro, Laguna, wanted to become a genome engineer. Fifteen years later, what then seemed like a pipe dream came true.Dr. Rachel Valenzuela, 34, calls herself
They're totally our #LifePegs!
When we get hooked on a new K-drama, it's usually because of these reasons: A) the promising plot, B) the drool-worthy leads, and C) their ~kilig~ chemistry. Sometimes, we stumble upon a gem with all of these factors
Seychelle Pagatpatan Wilmouth runs Silviyana, an eco-indie bridal gown shop.
She may have spent most of her life away from Philippine soil, but in the work she does on the other side of the globe, she has stayed true to her roots.Seychelle Pagatpatan Wilmouth, 30, is a Pinay currently living in
These women are chasing their dreams and changing the world at the same time.
For Women's Month, Cosmopolitan invited 14 uncontested queens to celebrate their milestones, businesses, and advocacies. But in a society so hell-bent on making everything glam, glossy, and essentially, all about the 'gram, we wanted to switch things up by talking
Anna Oposa is the ‘Chief Mermaid’ of Save Philippine Seas.
She goes by the title "Chief Mermaid," but don't be fooled-this mermaid has a lot more to offer than just rainbow hair and a glitter tail.Anna Oposa is a marine conservationist who heads Save Philippine Seas (SPS), which aims
BTW, they’re inviting YOU to come and be counted.
Tomorrow marks International Women's Day as well as the Philippines' Day of Women's Rights (proclamation 224 s. 1988), and the ladies are pooling together for an extraordinary show of solidarity. Customarily, the different women's rights groups function separately; they
The queen interviewed the superhero and they even had a *moment* afterwards!
When the queen met the superhero: Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach recently interviewed Captain Marvel's Brie Larson, whom you could say is the new queen of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the interview released this International Women's Month, Brie talked
She studies at the prestigious London Business School.
There's no stopping this Pinay: She's a lawyer, computer science graduate, and now, grad student taking up her masters in business administration at no less than the London Business School.Having earned her computer science degree from the Ateneo de
From GenSan, she took Macho Mucho to Davao, Metro Manila, and beyond.
It's not easy being an entrepreneur-certainly not when you're a female taking on a male-oriented biz. But this Pinay is here to prove that if guys can do it, so can we. Helen Kaye Layco, 29, is the
‘Our Filipino IT professionals back home are grossly underpaid.’
Jobs in the information technology sector often make it to lists of the most in-demand and most well-paying jobs in the Philippines. While we can't always wrap our heads around what our friends in IT do for a living-
She’s got your dream job.
Anyone seriously bitten by the Hallyu bug lives and breathes K-pop and K-dramas, K-fashion and K-beauty-and if they could turn their K-obsessions into work, they'd never work a day in their lives! Get ready to
She’s worked with Dolce & Gabbana, Gigi Hadid, Vogue Arabia, and more!
Last year, we featured Dubai-based Pinay photographer and videographer Hyku Desesto in our roundup of 10 Filipinas with great careers abroad. At the time, her team had just shot Tommy Hilfiger's Tommy X Gigi Together Tour with Gigi Hadid in
Caitlin Sakdalan is a food influencer based in New York.
At 22, Caitlin Sakdalan is spending her days hopping from one restaurant to another, creating amazing content for her food blog BeFatBeHappy-basically just living the life we all secretly want. At the 2018 Influencer Awards Monaco (IAM), often referred to as
31-year-old Miki Velasquez and her husband, Ivan, started Maxi Mango in 2017.
Maxi Mango has been making rounds all over social and with good reason: It's simple, sweet, and refreshing! Though originally from Davao, it's also now permanently in Manila, with branches popping up all over the metro. Cosmopolitan got
Katherine Ho sang the cover of Coldplay's 'Yellow.'
We don't know about you but we're still definitely on a Crazy Rich Asians high. Anybody would agree that one of the best things about the movie is its soundtrack. After all, it's hard to recover
'The strength that I have comes from my Filipino side, for sure.'
For years, the world associated the name "Ambra Gutierrez" with two high-profile accounts of sexual harassment: In 2010, 18-year-old Ambra was accused of being a prostitute in one of the "bunga bunga" parties hosted by then-Prime Minister Silvio
She was one of the Philippines’ Chevening scholars for 2018.
Jen Horn, 33, is the founder and CEO of MUNI, a cause-driven company that advocates for a healthier, more sustainable world through events and experiences that encourage people to be more mindful of their everyday choices. She also serves as a
Who knew being a web designer or developer could be so rewarding?
Google "web designer" or "developer," and you'll see that almost all the image search results feature a guys in glasses or a vector of a man. Surely, the world doesn't associate tech jobs with women right away. But
Say 'Sawasdee ka' to a change of scenery!
Thanks to a high demand for English-speaking teachers in Thailand, Filipinos have long been moving to our neighboring Southeast Asian nation to work as teachers-and along with it, enjoy high pay, low cost of living, and a fascinating cultural landscape.
She got in the prestigious Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme for 2018.
Anjenette "Chit" V. Lacson, 24, was born and raised in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat and studied and practiced as a teacher in Davao City, but thanks to the prestigious Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, she now teaches English in Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan.
Ria Lu is the founder of Komikasi Games.
When you think of the gaming world, what, or rather, who do you see? A lot of people still think that this industry is for the guys, but nothing could be further from the truth. Slowly, women are not only joining, but
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