Office of the Deputy Director General
Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez
Deputy Director General
Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA)
Associate Professor and Scientist II
Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology
University of the Philippines Diliman
Dr. Perez serves as the Deputy Director General for Space Science and Technology (DDG-SST) at the Philippine
Space Agency (PhilSA). She is also a Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology of
the University of the Philippines Diliman.
She was a postdoctoral fellow at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (2010-2011). She is a graduate of the
National Institute of Physics at the University of the Philippines Diliman, from which she received Bachelor
of Science in Applied Physics (2003), Master of Science (2005), and Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (2009).
Dr. Perez has led various programs on satellite development in the Philippines as well as other projects
that utilized satellite and remotely sensed data for environmental applications and climate studies.
Dr. Perez is a recipient of The Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service (TOWNS) Award (2019) and is the
first Filipino woman to receive the ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women (2018).
Her research interests include Earth observation satellite product development, drought monitoring and
forecasting, forest change detection, land cover/land use change, other satellite remote sensing
applications for the environment, seasonal and climate prediction, climate change and variability, complex
systems, and interdisciplinary applications of Physics.