Our 2018 Global Fellows

John Albert Caraan

John Albert Caraan is the 2018 Randy Hautea Fellow.

John is a youth leader and social innovator. Albert recently obtained his bachelor’s degree in agricultural biotechnology from the University of the Philippines and has devoted himself not only to academics but also to service-oriented activities for underprivileged youth and farmer sectors.

With his organization the UP Genetic Researchers and Agricultural Innovators Society (UP GRAINS), he spearheaded a series of informational workshops on biotechnology concepts for high school students in far-flung agricultural communities. For this initiative, UP GRAINS was named an Accomplished Youth Organization for 2018.

Albert is pursuing a career in science communication and he hopes that through the GLFP, he will receive the necessary skills and maturity to lead the promotion of science-based information in his home country.