Ni Sa Bula Vinaka. My name is Kya and I am from Fiji. When asked to describe myself three words come to mind; academic; activist and advocate.Academic: I am a New Zealand trained, Fijian lawyer. I am admitted to the bar in both Fiji and New Zealand and currently work as both a Barrister and Solicitor. I hold a conjoint BA/LLB from the University of Auckland, with my BA majoring in Pacific Studies. I also hold a Masters of Laws in Environmental Law with First Class Honours. My research focused on the legal impacts and implications that climate change is having and will continue to have on the Pacific and its people.Activist: I am a campaigner for social change and environmental change. I work on climate change issues, especially around reducing our reliance on fossil fuels to prevent catastrophic climate impacts in the Pacific. I have also worked to raise awareness on climate and environmental issues in the Pacific and how it is affecting our communities. This work has resulted in me becoming a repeat participant at the UNFCCC summits for the last few years.Advocate: I am a stronger believer in creating a more sustainable world where our approach is ecocentric. I believe that this approach is necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change and environmental degradation to our detriment. As well as thing I strongly believe in the consultation of Pacific people on issues that directly impact us and our communities. I am a firm believer and advocate of gender equality, youth rights and indigenous representation.