Working with the Linquist Lab, my research will identify and refine fertilizer management strategies to maximize yield and fertilizer nitrogen recovery efficiency in California's water-seeded, permanently flooded rice systems. In particular, the fundamental purpose of my research is to develop alternative surface-applied fertilizer practices to safeguard farmers from yield and profit losses during seasons with heavy rainfall. Besides my research, I am also passionate about technical skills in welding, operating field equipment, landscaping and carpentry. As someone born in the Philippines and raised eating Filipino foods, rice has special place in my heart (and stomach!).