Lau leads the Resilience Collaboratory 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. At the regional and international level, she also volunteers her time at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Working Group I (6th Assessment Report contributing author), Future Earth Coasts (Fellow), and Southeast Asia Science Advisory Network (working group member).
Lau 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. She is launching her own startup, EarthEd PH, focused on promoting climate education through knowledge exchange at the community level.
Lau earned her PhD degree in Sustainability Science in 2018 at the University of Tokyo, where she studied climate change adaptation in small island communities.