Meet our People – Solina Sok

Find out more about our staff, their roles, and what their day to day looks like!

What was your path into evaluation and ARTD?

I first joined ARTD as an intern – I was in my final year of studying a Bachelor of Social Work at university and had a list of organisations to choose from to complete my final placement. I scrolled through the ARTD website and felt that ARTD’s vision and work aligned with my own values and that the experience would allow me to make a positive social impact.

Can you sum up your role as a Research Assistant in one sentence?

I provide support on various tasks throughout the evaluation process such as data entry, organising and conducting interviews with clients, quantitative and qualitative analysis, creating infographics, and report writing.

What was the best opportunity/ your proudest work moment since starting at ARTD?

The best opportunity I have had so far working at ARTD was being able to provide support on the Fair Work Commission’s New Wage Assessment Structure Trial.

I was able to work on various stages of the project, from analysis to reporting, and was able to use my skills to assist the team in delivering a big project. It was also a great learning opportunity and I enjoyed working cooperatively within a supportive team.

What is your favourite thing about working at ARTD?

I enjoy working on projects that interest me and that I feel make a positive difference in the world. As a research assistant, I appreciate my colleagues, who are incredibly supportive and willing to help. ARTD also provides great learning opportunities.

What does a ‘day in the life’ look like for you?

Attending meetings with the team, analysing data for projects, helping with various tasks, writing opportunities, attending RA/A training sessions. And keeping a to-do list!

What’s something your clients may not know about you?

In 2021, I collaborated with my sister on an art installation while she was in New York, and I was in Sydney. The piece was about our heritage as children of Cambodian refugees and was on display at Casula Powerhouse. It was something I never expected to do but am proud of accomplishing!

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