Ambassador Spotlight ‘Genique Kemp’

Meet our latest Brand Ambassador Genique Kemp who is representing the Bahamas! Let’s learn more about her:

Where did you study? East Tennessee State University- BS Surveying and Mapping Science 

Louisiana State University-Shreveport- MBA Project Management Specialization

What are the requirements to be a surveyor in your area? Degree/Diploma in Surveying, 2 years pupillage under a licensed surveyor, 

How did you get into surveying? My first summer job at 16 was at my uncles surveying firm. I have been working there ever since.

How long have you been in the industry? 15 years full time.

Are you part of any associations or organisations you would like us to mention? Bahamas Association of Land Surveyors

Why are you volunteering as a GKiS Brand Ambassador? I understand the importance of sparking interest at a young age to inspire the next generation of surveyors and geospatial professionals. The Bahamas, like most other countries are seeing a shortage of surveyors. In order to meet the demand, we have to do our part. 

Why is it important for kids to know about surveying and the wider geospatial industry? I think its important to expose them to geospatial careers so they can know the vast options and opportunities out there. Whether they chose a geospatial career or not, its important they know that the option exists.

What are you going to do as an ambassador for GKiS? Attend schools/classes and career fairs.

What are your hobbies outside of work? Tennis and singing

If you/your company had a GKiS character, what would it be? The Island Surveyor. The Bahamas is an archipelago made up of 700 islands and cays. We provide surveying services all across the island chains with no island being too secluded to survey.

What resource would you like to see next from GKiS? Perhaps GeoSquad stickers/buttons/pins to give out after presentations.