Third culture kid, life-long learner
Diki is passionate about contributing positively towards creating a society that can thrive within nature’s limits.
Diki came to Melbourne as an international student from Kenya to pursue a Master of Environment and Sustainability, majoring in Environmental Security, at Monash University. Before coming to Melbourne, Diki completed a Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science at James Cook University (Singapore) and, soon after, took a gap year to travel and get in touch with her Tibetan roots. During her studies, she explored the interdependence between nature and society and effective ways of integrating science in policy.
As a Research Support Officer within Monash Sustainable Development Institute’s Evidence Review Service (ERS), the main focus of Diki’s work has been on screening, coding and appraising the quality of review-level articles to populate the Social Systems Evidence (SSE) platform- the world’s largest evidence resource for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Outside of work, Diki enjoys volunteering because she views it as a great way to serve the local community whilst meeting and collaborating with people from diverse cultural, educational, social and professional backgrounds.