Women leading and influencing

Vasiti and Suelynn

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Adi Vasiti Radinivuna Soko

Master of Geospatial Science (alumni)

Vasiti is highly experienced in geospatial science and surveying. She has used her highly technical skills while working on an integrated disaster response system for Fiji's Office of the Commissioner (Western), as well as for projects with Fiji's Native Lands Trust Board and the Asian Institute of Technology.

While Vasiti has become familiar with the challenges of working in a male-dominated profession, she intends to challenge Fijian norms and mindsets around gender roles. She would like to work with indigenous Fijian men and women to encourage them to find sustainable ways to build respect for each other, share responsibilities, and collaborate in decision-making. Further to this, and as advocate for rural education, she plans to develop methods to encourage young Fijian women to stay in school and build the skills and motivation to chase their dreams.

Dr Suelynn Choy

Associate Professor, School of Science (Geospatial), RMIT University, VIC

Suelynn is an expert in satellite navigation and positioning, based at RMIT University. Currently, she holds these positions of Associate Professor and Discipline Leader in the School of Science (Geospatial) as well as is the Director of RMIT Satellite Positioning for Atmosphere, Climate and Environment (SPACE) Research Centre.

Suelynn has authored numerous publications, contributed to industry collaborations in this area, and advised national and international committees on satellite navigation and positioning.

She also is a co-chair of the IAG (International Association of Geodesy) Sub-Commission 4.4 on Multi-frequency Multi-constellation GNSS and a co-chair of the FIG (International Federation of Surveyors) Working Group 5.4 on GNSS.