Charissa Marcaida Ferrera
University of the Philippines Diliman
For her research on improving water quality in marine environments, Ferrera was awarded the 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship. (Photo: University of the Philippines Diliman)
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Dr. Charissa Marcaida Ferrera, who studies the impact of nitrogen and phosphorous contamination on water bodies, received the equivalent of US$7,600 to support her research.