Dr. Dewi D. Vliexs

Research project manager for Ministry of Mineral and Energy

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Don’t follow the stereotype that you’re not capable.

What do you do?

My work focus on renewable energy and water management.
Currently I work for local communities for low-carbon energy

Why did you choose this field?

When I worked with local communities, I realized many farmers used coal power for irrigation system.
With the knowledge I gained from PhD program, I can introduce renewable energy with low cost and eco-friendly farming.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

I wish in my younger time, I have more involved in the least developed and developing countries to assist them with eco-low emission energy and ressiliance for water-related disaster

Why do you love working in STEM?

Energy and Environment are my deep concern beside climate change.
Moreover, I want to improve gender equality esp in energy field,

Best advice for next generation?

Women and Girls can do the same with Men. Don’t follow the streotype that you’re not capable.
Stay strong and follow your dream

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

"You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it's important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages,"
~Michelle Obama

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