Lavender brings technical excellence and leadership as an early career Earth Observation Data Scientist. She is a champion for diversity and inclusion in the industry, and a role model for many. Lavender is an inspiration in our industry having mentored four Master’s students from various undergraduate background while working in the University sector. Her technical leadership has had far-reaching impacts, and she has contributed to building a more inclusive and diverse geospatial community through her technical leadership, delivery and contributions to user-centred projects that benefit a wide user community. Judges said that Lavender is a terrific role model, and elevation of diversity profiles in the geospatial industry and they look forward to watching your impact in the coming years.