University of Edinburgh (2010 - 2015)
7-Eleven, ST Marine, Keppel FELS, Singapore Army, Carbomap
I'm an ecologist, Earth observation scientist and rower! Part-time nerd.
I live, work and row in sunny (I’ll explain later..) Guildford and have been here for a little over 2 years now. I spent most of my formative years in Edinburgh whilst at university there and really do appreciate how much less windy, drier and warmer the weather is where I currently am! I do, however, still miss Edinburgh an awful lot and do think of it still as my second home (I used to live close to the foot of an extinct volcano!). On that note, I’m from sunny Singapore!
Singaporeans love food and I do spend a considerable amount of time thinking ahead about what to cook! Eating is almost a hobby and as such, I suppose it literally fuels my love for rowing as well, which I do often at my local rowing club along the beautiful River Wey.
I work in the Client Services team and handle interactions with customers, satellite operators and handle a range of technical tasks such as image processing.
I joined Earth-i about 2.5 years ago and have been working in the Client Services/Operations team since. My responsibilities include handling supplier-client relationships, technical bid support writing and product delivery. In addition, I am also heavily involved in many of the image processing, quality control and satellite tasking activities to ensure that we are delivering only the highest quality products (images) to our customers.
My Typical Day
Checking on "live" orders and supporting the various departments within the company in all sorts of imagery and satellite tasking activities.
What I'd do with the money
I would use this money to help budding engineers in their STEM projects at school or university.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Active, curious, musical.
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My lecturers at university.
What was your favourite subject at school?
Science, specifically physics.
What did you want to be after you left school?
I never had a clue what I wanted to be until I was finally enlightened at university.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes, for almost never handing in my homework on time and never paying attention in class.
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Don't currently have one!
What's your favourite food?
Potentially fishball noodles. I know how weird this sounds but look here http://delishar.com/2015/12/fishball-noodles-mee-pok-tah.html
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Most recently? Visiting the ESA's European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany for the Sentinel-3B satellite launch event!
Tell us a joke.