Public Relations Officer
Lu-Ann Harper is currently pursuing her distance learning Post graduate diploma Hydrography for Professionals at the Marine Learning Alliance College of the United Kingdom. Her career in Geographic Information Systems field began at the Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago as a GIS Assistant. She then went on to complete her Bachelor’s degree at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Trinidad in Geomatics Engineering. While in pursuit of her degree she worked as a summer Intern at Coastal Zone Management Unit in Barbados. Her experience in Geographic Information Systems was utilized for a project geared towards understanding the degree to which the utilities infrastructure would be affected in the event of a tsunami, along the coast of Bridgetown. After graduation, Lu-Ann’s career blossomed at the Ministry of Works and Transport Division as a Senior AutoCAD technician. She maintained continued interest in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Highways Division and worked alongside the Coastal Unit of the Ministry by sharing ideas for improvement and development of various infrastructure in Trinidad and Tobago. She also attended the URISA 8th Caribbean Conference held in Barbados where she gained valuable knowledge. Although Lu-Ann is currently self-employed and resides in Tobago, she is Tobago’s representative of the Geographic Information Systems Society of Trinidad and Tobago (GISSTT) and STEM tutor. In her leisure time, this nature lover enjoys hiking, participating in marathons and any physical fitness activity. She also has a keen interest in travelling abroad and experiencing various cultures.