ask theory, geography, timothy james cipriano

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 57: Mga Sakuna Sa Pilipinas: Paano Ba Dapat Paghandaan?

This episode features Timothy James “TJ” Cipriano, a geographer whose research is focused on hazards and disasters, urban and environmental studies, and disease geographies. He used to work with the UP Resilience Institute, and recently volunteered as a data validator for the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team.

We talked about the significance of geography, why science should always be done with the people, collecting data during the pandemic, what the Philippines can learn from past disasters, ways to improve disaster risk reduction in the Philippines, and more.

How to contact TJ:

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  • Twitter: @bigbrotherteej
  • Instagram: @bigbrotherteej

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 57 here:

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