Reading break at the local cafe

Hi! I’m Maia. I’m a microbiologist, writer, artist, and bookworm.

I’m taking my Master’s degree in Microbiology, and I plan to work on cyanobacteria biotechnology research after grad school. During my free time, I create art and read books. I also love fountain pens and mechanical keyboards.



I have an extensive background in Microbiology and Zoology from my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. I am trained in basic laboratory and academic writing. Further, I participated in field works including a 10-day data collection in Puerto Prinsesa and a 3-day hike in Mt. Makiling.

Creative and Content Writing

I write blog posts, articles, newsletters, and social media posts for my clients across different industries – healthcare, law, technology, and productivity. See my online portfolio.

Read my writings on Thought Catalog, Entity Magazine, and Connected Women.

Science Communication

Since I started writing professionally in 2017, I’ve worked with several laboratories, including Eurofins, for their weekly articles and newsletters.

Paintings and Musings

During my free time, I paint flowers, animals, and microbes. I share my work on this website and @paintingsandmusings on IG and Facebook.




I’m currently taking my Master’s degree in Microbiology at the University of the Philippines Diliman. I’m under the Plant Genetics and Cyanobacteria Biotechnology Research Laboratory and working on biosynthetic genome mining of cyanobacteria species to test for antiviral properties.

Science Writing


I made a major pivot in my career in 2017 when I left med school to become a writer. I started as a junior copywriter and gradually transitioned to more technical writing. Now, I’m working with laboratories, law firms, and other clients from several industries.

Pre-med & Med School

2010-2014, 2015-2016

I finished my Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a major in Zoology at the University of the Philippines Los Banos. I initially planned to become a doctor of medicine and gained 80 units of coursework at the Far Eastern University NRMF.

Science & Floral Painting


Aside from writing, painting and illustration is my passion and hobby. I particularly like to paint flowers, animals, and the wonderful world I see under a microscope. I started painting professionally in 2017.

Let’s make something together.