Ana Nasiga became an Intern at NatureFiji-MareqetiViti in March, 2018, where she assists with research and data transcription. She is familiar with Environmental Impact Assessments and data entry, and recently gained a Certificate of Proficiency in Community-based GIS Mapping after participating in the organisation’s two-day GIS training, so she can help produce maps needed for projects.
Ana is currently in a postgraduate program on climate change at the University of the South Pacific, where she also attained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis on biology in March 2017. She is an active member of the World Wildlife Fund Pacific Volunteers Program.
While an undergraduate, Ana assisted the cChange organisation in the 4FJ Campaign to protect kawakawa and donu (two types of grouper). She also conducted socio-economic surveys on Gau Island, and helped with data collection as a Research Assistant, undertaking one-on-one interviews with Micro/Small/Medium Enterprise owners-managers around Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
At NatureFiji-MareqetiViti, Ana hopes to gain more knowledge in conservation as well as more experience in data collection and field surveys.