One of her photographs has been selected as one of only six finalists in the National Geographic Photo Contest, which is based in the US.
Yen happens to be the only Filipino who made it to the finals, and is very proud to represent the country.
However, the winner will be determined by public voting and thatâ€™s where she needs the support of her fellow Filipinos and Americans, since only US legal residents are eligible to vote.
We all know that our very own Efren PeÃ±aflorida won the CNN Hero of the Year by public voting â€" this goes to show you how fierce and determined Filipinos are when it comes to showing their support for their fellowmen and getting recognized around the globe.
For these reasons, it surely would be a historic moment to put a Filipino in the National Geographic map. National Geographic, which was originally based in Washington DC, is a prestigious institution. The magazine has worldwide circulation in 33 language editions of nearly 9 million, with more than 50 million subscribers. This is no small feat and Yen Baet shares her story on why you should support her efforts.