Anna Beatriz Suavengco

Representative - Philippines

Microbiology, Plant Pathology and Biotechnology y

Bea is an Agriculture student in the University of the Philippines Los Banos who has been doing microbiology, plant pathology and biotechnology-related studies since 2016. She was a two-time gold medalist at the Kaohsiung International Invention and Design Expo in 2016 and 2017 and a finalist at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2019. She is an ambassador for Science and ultimately an ambassador of the Creator of Science. Bea is particularly passionate about reaching the next generation and promoting STEM in her community through talks, seminars and mentorships.

For her, synthetic biology could offer powerful solutions to the world's most intractable problems but could also lead to detrimental outcomes in the wrong hands.