Being one of the three women recognised for her research efforts that may potentially save the lives of millions by tackling large-scale global challenges, Dr Teh Su Yean is a huge advocate for unifying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Dr Teh's dedication bagged her a position as L'Oreal-UNESCO's Women In Science 2017. Her first focus and priority is to protect Malaysia's coastal resources. We sit down with the self-proclaimed introvert to discuss the local marine environment, women in STEM, and common misconceptions.
What does winning a fellowship from L’Oreal mean to you?
It means that I am doing something right and of significance to the country and its people. It feels great to be acknowledged after spending a decade of my life doing research in this field. For the time being, I am enjoying the limelight while it lasts.