Joshua Dimasaka, raised in an informal settlement on the shore of Laguna Lake, is pursuing a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering at Stanford School of Engineering. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines Los Baños with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Joshua aspires to improve the urban infrastructure resilience of developing countries like the Philippines, which has been very vulnerable to natural disasters in recent years. He worked as a graduate structural engineer at the design firm Arup in Manila, where he conducted structural design and review of high-rise buildings in the Philippines. He was the national registration committee head of Engineering Congress 2017 and the founder of USER INTERFACE PH, a regional engineering software seminar of Civil Engineering Executive Organization. He also co-founded the Project iQ (Initiatives of Quesadians), which seeks inclusive education and youth empowerment for indigent students of Poten and Eliseo M. Quesada Memorial National High School. He was a recipient of the 2018 BPI-DOST Science Award, and a Department of Science and Technology and Ramar Scholarship Foundation, Inc. scholar.