Co-VP of External Relations
Bethena Balanon has always been interested in the field of science and technology. As an incoming Grade 12 student at Philippine Science High School-Main Campus, she is now focusing on the fields of Biology and Chemistry with the hopes of pursuing a career in Medicine, Engineering or Research.
From a young age, she has been passionate about gender equality and science appreciation. Because of this, she is part of her school’s chemistry and research club in order to participate in outreach opportunities for small communities. She has been a member of WiTech since 2017 as part of the Human Resources and Finance Committee where she assisted in organizing STEMForward, an event made in collaboration with EducationUSA that aimed to help Filipino students pursue studying abroad. Through WiTech, she hopes to share her passion for science and empower women to pursue careers in science and technology. As someone who lives in Tuguegarao City but studies in Metro Manila, WiTech has been her home away from home where she had the opportunity to meet new people and experience tasks outside her comfort zone.
She also loves exploring new horizons and learning new things everyday. During her free time, she likes reading novels, cooking and participating in webinars and conferences.