Current employer: ProjecTerrae
Current job title: Geologist
Current location: Hong Kong
“The Antarctic expedition has been the most exciting opportunity of my career to date… The best moment was the night when we were sleeping and penguins started to encircle our camp. It was an amazing experience.”Tell us about your career path since graduation.
I had been working as a geologist in the mining industry for a mining consultant company in Asia since my graduation. So far, I have worked in Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Russia, and China.
Has your career path changed since graduation?
Apart from working in the mining sector, I also started a Hong Kong-based non-profit organisation in 2014. It is called “ProjecTerrae.” The aim is to promote the development of Earth Sciences and natural resources sustainability in Hong Kong. A book, “Hong Kong Mining History,” was published in August 2015. During my free time, I also organise geological guided tours in Hong Kong for the public.
What is the most difficult thing which you have faced in your career?
I have been on project sites which were located in remote regions of developing countries. There was no electricity or water supply; the weather conditions were rough; it was sometimes freezing in the grasslands at night. There was no shower available during the whole expedition, and adaptation to such an environment was the biggest challenge of the work. However, I have enjoyed every expedition as they were all memorable experiences.