Hailing from the enchanting landscapes of West New Britain and Morobe Province is Fiona. Guided by a contemplative nature, she is not only a thinker but also a fervent problem solver, who firmly believes in making a positive impact on the lives of future generations.
With over a decade of experience in Geological data analysis, coupled with mastery over ESRI technology, Microsoft database and programming products, she asserts herself to be a new breed of hybrid technologists of today's modern era. She began her journey from the corridors of the Geology Survey of PNG to her present role as an independent contractor.
Her academic journey culminated in a Master's degree in GIS from the University of Aberdeen in 2019. Fiona's superpower is her analytical mind and innate prowess in seamlessly interweaving GIS, Data Science and I T. providing solutions that transcend the ordinary. From crafting predictive surface models using satellite and field data, to integrating AI into cloud applications and GIS Map Products. Its this ceaseless fire for research and development in Earth System Sciences that drives her passion.
As a Geospatial Data Scientist, she's deeply immersed in a fusion of cross-sector projects, providing institutions with precision-guided decisions. In parallel, she's always engaged in independent research and mapping projects.
Aspirations on the Horizon:
Fiona's next mission is in pursuing a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences to further enrich her expertise and to contribute meaningfully to the global battle against Climate Change. She hopes to nurture a legacy for forthcoming PNG and Pacific Island women in the realm of science and technology.
1. "Mineral Potential Mapping using Remote Sensing and Weights-of-Evidence Modeling with Belief"
- MSc in GIS Dissertation: Chevening Scholar
- Pending peer review and publication
2. "PNG Geoscience Database & WEB Map GIS"
- PNG National Data Coordinator
- Geoscience Sharing Infrastructure Project (GSiCCOP) for East and South East Asia"
LinkedIn page: https://pg.linkedin.com/in/fkaumu