ask theory, environmental economics, tara abrina

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 53: Masusukat Ba Talaga Ang Halaga Ng Kalikasan?

This episode features Tara Abrina, an environmental economist and researcher at the University of the Philippines. She is the founder of Kapit Sisid, a network of freediving and marine conservation professionals.

We talked about how free-diving serves as a medium for marine conservation, the Kapit Sisid initiative, involving rural communities in environmental conservation, being a STEM worker in the Philippines, environmental economics in the Philippines, and more.

How to contact Tara:

  • Instagram: @taraabrina
  • Carrd:

Are you a STEM worker in the Philippines? Feel free to answer this short survey about the challenges you’re currently facing:

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 53 here:

(Full transcript to follow; watch this page for updates)

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