What motivated you to work with MSF?
I had been working full-time as an architect in Sydney for about seven years and was a bit disillusioned about the unfulfilling nature of the work and that the focus was on money, output and 12 hours a day behind a computer. I studied architecture to create spaces and environments for people to interact and engage in, but I found myself in an industry dictated by developers. I spent almost one year searching for overseas work with an organisation and was finally accepted by MSF as a construction logistician.
How do you juggle going overseas on assignments and your regular work life?
With difficulty, but it’s possible with generous friends and family who supported with accommodation and stored my belongings (which was reduced to almost nothing). I maintained good relations with past workplaces who gave me temporary work between field assignments.