Equipment room at the Optus Satellite Ground Station
Coming from a highly educated immigrant family that worked extremely hard to secure a bright future for their child, Jindal cherished her education.
“My parents always instilled in me the importance of education and reminded me that’s how they got to Australia, and I learnt from them that education was the most precious asset you could acquire, and that no one could ever take it away from you”.
Having watched her father design cranes on complex software in his role as a Mechanical Engineer, Jindal was fascinated by engineering processes and design. A self-described late bloomer, Jindal enjoyed maths and science leading to an interest in physics. She eventually got interested in space after learning about it in high school physics. She then decided to pursue aerospace engineering as it would allow her to study her favourite subjects.
We spoke to Jindal about her role at Optus Satellite, her time at UNSW which included exchange in China and Indonesia along with societies that advanced her skills, her vital advice for students at UNSW to excel at their course and how she views the evolution of the aerospace industry. Check out the full interview.