Lau is the Climate Resilience Coordinator of the Manila Observatory, where she works closely with local governments and civil society organizations across the Philippines to support their climate and disaster risk management, and adaptation planning efforts. Lau is a climate resilience and sustainability scientist. She is passionate about engaging vulnerable communities in understanding climate risks and designing possible solutions, building on existing adaptive capacities and creating hope for the future through collaborative climate action. At the regional and international level, Lau served as a contributing author and chapter scientist for the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Working Group I, and is currently serving as the climate education consultant for the World Climate Research Programme Academy. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the The Asia Foundation. Lau earned her PhD degree in Sustainability Science at the University of Tokyo, where she studied climate change adaptation in small island communities. She recieved the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences.