7. Dr. Aletta Yñiguez

Harmful Algal Blooms–more commonly known as red tide–can negatively affect sectors that are heavily reliant on fishing. What Yñiguez aims to do is

develop real-time models and infrastructure through research to produce countermeasures for avoiding red tide propagation. If left ignored, red tide could significantly harm the shellfish industry and lead to detrimental effects on human health and environmental well-being. Apart from her research, Yñiguez also teaches at the Marine Science Institute of UP and promotes awareness of the marine sciences to students and educators all over the country.