Fikriyah Winata


  • M.S in GIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S in Geography, University of Indonesia

Fikriyah Winata (Fik) is a second-year Ph.D student (passed Qualifying Exam in Nov 2019) with a concentration in health geography. She is fascinated about place, and how the interaction between place and people could potentially affect people’s health and wellbeing. Through her dissertation project, she is interested in drawing the concepts of therapeutic landscape and network to understand how Indonesian women domestic helpers in Hong Kong and Malaysia create their therapeutic landscapes and how the social networks built-in the spaces could potentially contribute to their efforts in maintaining their wellbeing.

Prior to her attendance at the University of Illinois, she was a GIS Specialist and GIS Instructor working at Esri Indonesia. Her works included conducting a series of ArcGIS training for clients from various industries, as well as helping nearly 30 universities across Indonesia to facilitate with the GIS technologies and capacity building through the Esri Indonesia Education Program (an education program that she initiated and created). Professionally, she equipped herself with the CTT+ (Certified Technical Trainer), Esri Certified Instructor, and Esri ArcGIS for Desktop certifications.

With her B.S in Geography from the University of Indonesia and her M.S in GIS from the University of Illinois, she is open for research collaboration for the interests mainly on healthcare accessibility and utilization, women and migration, spatial and statistical analysis and modeling, and other topics related to health geography.