Marian Roque is a professor at the Insitute of Mathematics, University of the Philippines Diliman and currently its Director. Her areas of interest are spectral theory of ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations and differential geometry. She has authored publications in these fields in international journals, some in collaboration with distinguished mathematicians from Germany and Japan. She has mentored/co-mentored two Ph.D., 11 master’s , and 50 undergraduate theses. She has been involved in several international projects and is currently a member of the governing board of the Center International Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (CIMPA).