Ateneo Physics faculty Dr. Gemma Narisma appointed as next Executive Director of Manila Observatory

February 12, 2018
Quirino Sugon Jr

In a memo dated 24 October 2017, Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Manila Observatory, announced the appointment of Dr. Gemma Teresa T. Narisma as the incoming Executive Director to serve for a three-year term from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020. Dr. Narisma currently serves as Associate Director for Research and Head of the Regional Climate Systems Program of Manila Observatory, while teaching as Associate Professor at the Department of Physics of the School of Science and Engineering in Ateneo de Manila University. As Fr. Villarin noted:

Dr Narisma earned her BS in Applied Physics and MSc in Environmental Science degrees from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She received her PhD in Atmospheric Science from the Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She later joined the Centre for Sustainability and the Global Environment) SAGE at the University of Wisconsin, Madison as Research Associate. For her exemplary contributions to science, she was awarded NAST Outstanding Young Scientist in Atmospheric Science in 2012 and the TOWNS Foundation Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service in 2013.

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