A distinguished academic leaves Sydney

March 25, 2013 at 7:05 am (Commentary)

Dr Shirlita Espinosa leaves Newtown

We were all sad to see Dr Shirlita Espinosa leave 152 Wilson St Newtown today, on her way to the University of Luxembourg, via Bali, Singapore, and Manila, to take up a postdoctoral fellowship.

Last year she completed a PhD at Sydney University, and yesterday we learnt that her thesis has been short-listed in a distinguished academic association of world-wide note as among the finest of the year of 2012.

Her many friends in Sydney are proud of her remarkable achievements, and know that there are more to come in the future. Shirlita (Beng) we miss you, but you go with our love and best wishes.






  1. Shirlita said,

    Many thanks, Dave, for such lovely write up. I am elated by your words of praise but more touched by your generous gesture. The years spent doing the research and the positive outcomes that came after had been difficult but surpassed thanks to your family’s support. Your gentle nature will always be remembered.

  2. deberigny said,

    I have publicized your achievement widely through my network. I hope you don’t mind. Many are now seeking further information about your thesis. I’ll refer them to you directly so you can decide how to deal with your fans.

    With best wishes for your continuing success,

  3. Norman De Los Reyes said,

    We wish you the best of luck and your continued success, Ate Beng. If there is a more distinguished prize than the Nobel Prize in Literature, Aim Higher. I know you will do well!

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