Gabrielle (Bee) Leung

gabrielleleung@colostate.edu


Biosketch

I grew up in Baguio City, Philippine and went to college at Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, where I majored in Physics and minored in Creative Writing. As an undergraduate, I did my thesis on trace gas transport over the South China Sea during the 7SEAS campaign under the advisorship of Dr. Obie Cambaliza. I also did an internship with Dr. Jun Matsumoto at Tokyo Metropolitan University's Climatology Laboratory, where I studied spatiotemporal variations in heat index over the Philippines. After completing my bachelor's degree in 2019, I spent a year as a research assistant at the Manila Observatory to take part in the NASA Cloud, Aerosol, and Monsoon Processes Philippines Experiment (CAMP2Ex) field campaign conducted in Clark from August to October 2019. I also did research on dispersion modelling of coal-fired power plants, personal exposure to PM2.5 from public transport, and the effect of climate change on heat index variability and extremes over the Philippines. I just started graduate school at CSU doing research as part of CAMP2Ex. When I'm not working, I like to spend my time reading, cooking, birdwatching, or traveling (though these days I only travel as far as the grocery store).

Education

Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude ) Physics , Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines, 2019

Awards

St. Ignatius Award for Most Outstanding Scholar, Ateneo de Manila University, 2019

Program Award, Ateneo de Manila University Department of Physics, 2019

Special Award for Basic Research in the Environmental Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University School of Science and Engineering, 2019

Teaching Experience

Education Volunteer, The Mind Museum, 2018

Tutor, Ateneo Mathematics Olympiad, 2015-2016

Field Experience

Flight Scientist, Flight Planner, Forecasting Team, NASA Cloud, Aerosol, and Monsoon Processes Philippines Experiment (CAMP2Ex), August–October 2019.

Last Updated: 09/20