2020 Asia Foundation Development Fellow

Climate Resilience Researcher, Philippines



Ma. Laurice Jamero leads the Resilience Collaboratory at the Manila Observatory, where she works closely with local governments across the Philippines to support their climate and disaster risk assessment efforts. She also volunteers as a chapter scientist of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, helping to communicate the physical scientific basis of climate change in a more meaningful manner to policymakers and general audiences. Lau graduated with a doctoral degree in Sustainability Science from the University of Tokyo in 2018, focusing on climate change adaptation in small island communities. There, she received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences. Lau also has a master’s degree in Sustainability Science from the University of Tokyo, and a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Ateneo de Manila University. She comes from Bohol, Philippines.