I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geography and GIS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My dissertation research focuses on exploring the everyday life of Indonesian female domestic workers in Hong Kong. I draw on the concepts of therapeutic landscapes and networks to understand how places and social networks contribute to the health and wellbeing of domestic workers within the restrictive space-time constraints associated with their jobs.
I apply GIS, spatial analysis, and statistical methods to examine healthcare accessibility for low-income populations in my home country of Indonesia and to study access to healthy food in the Chicago metropolitan area across race/ethnic groups.
I am passionate about teaching, research, and community outreach. Prior to joining the graduate program, I worked as a GIS Instructor and GIS Specialist at Esri Indonesia for almost 4 years.
GIS; spatial and statistical analysis; spatial epidemiology; access to healthcare and healthy foods, health & wellbeing of vulnerable populations; therapeutic landscapes and networks; and women and gender.
- M.S in Geography (concentration: GIS, health/medical geography), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2018)
- B.S in Geography, University of Indonesia (2012)
- Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grants ($4,995), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 2020
- Nelle M. Signor Graduate Scholarship in International Relations ($3,000), Illinois International Program - Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs & Global Strategies
- LAS Global Studies Course Development Grant ($3,000), College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2020
Awards and Honors
2nd Place of UCGIS Student Poster Scholarship Award, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), the 2021 UCGIS Symposium, poster and brief presentation can be found here, June 2021
Messina Stanley Graduate Scholarship ($2000), Department of Geography and GIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Feb 2021
Cartography Specialty Group Travel Grant for Underrepresented Groups ($250), Cartography Specialty Group – American Association of Geographers (AAG), Jan 2021
Charles Alexander Graduate Fellowship for Women in Geography 2020-2021 ($17,788), Fellowship package includes stipend and waiver for tuition & fees, Department of Geography and GIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mar 2020.
President's Research in Diversity Travel Award ($475), University of Illinois System, May 2020
AAG AGSG Research Award ($150), The Applied Geography Specialty Group (AGSG), American Association of Geographers (AAG), Mar 2020
Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (multiple semesters), for teaching the GEOG/ESE379 (FA 2019), GEOG204 (WT 2020), and GEOG/ESE379 Online (SP 2020), GEOG105 (SU 2020), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Feb 2020.
- AAG Melinda S. Meade Travel Award ($150), The Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group (HMGSG), American Association of Geographers (AAG), Feb 2020.
- Instructor: GEOG 403 - Geographic Information Science and Systems (Summer 2022)
- Instructor: GEOG/ESE 379 - Intro to GIS Systems (Spring 2022)
- Instructor: GEOG/ESE 379 - Intro to GIS Systems (Fall 2021)
- Instructor: GEOG 403 - Geographic Information Science and Systems (Summer 2021)
- Instructor & course developer: GLBL 296 - Undergraduate Foundation Seminar, topic: Impacts of Migration on Health & Wellbeing (Spring 2021)
- Instructor: GEOG 204 - Cities of the World (Winter 2020-21)
- Instructor: GEOG 105 - The Digital Earth (Summer 2020)
- Instructor: GEOG/ESE 379 - Intro to GIS Systems (Spring 2020)
- Instructor: GEOG 204 - Cities of the World (Winter 2019-20)
- TA: GEOG/ESE 379 - Intro to GIS Systems (Fall 2019)
- Instructor: GEOG 105 - The Digital Earth (Summer 2019)
Additional Campus Affiliations
- Dr. Chelsea Singleton's FAR Lab at the Department of Kinesiology & Community Health, College of Applied Health Sciences.
- Dr. Rebecca Smith’s Lab at the Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Nohra Mateus-Pinilla at Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS).
- Community Aide, University of Illinois Family & Graduate Housing, 2019-2022
- Graduate College, SAGE (Students Advising on Graduate Education), 2020-2021
- Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) at Illinois as a Graduate Mentor, 2020-2021
- Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services, Illinois Promise (I-Promise) Program, 2020-2021
- Geography and GIS Graduate Student Association (GGSA), President 2018-2019; Social Chair 2019-2021
Singleton, C.R., Winata, F., Roehll A.M, Adamu, I., and McLoughlin, G.M. (2022) Community-Level Factors Associated with Geographic Access to Food Retailers offering Nutrition Incentives in Chicago, IL. Preventing Chronic Disease 2022, 19:210211. DOI https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd19.210211
Winata, F., and McLafferty, S. L. (2021). Spatial and Socioeconomic Inequalities in the Availability of Community Health Centres in the Jakarta region, Indonesia. Geospatial Health Vol. 16(2) https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2021.982
McLafferty, S. L., Guhlincozzi, A., and Winata, F. (2021) Counting COVID: Quantitative Geographic Approaches to COVID-19. In COVID-19 and Similar Futures Geographical Perspectives, Issues and Agendas. Andrews, G.J., Crooks, V., Pearce, J., and Messina, J. (Eds). Springer
Gilliam, M. E, Gronemeyer, P., Chakraborty, S., Winata, F., Lyons, L. A., Miller-Hunt, C., Tuten, H. C., Debosik, S., Freeman, D., Ruiz, M. O., Mateus-Pinilla, Nohra. (2020). Impact of Unexplored and Multiple Data Sources on the Historical Distribution of Three Vector Tick Species in Illinois. Journal of Medical Entomology, Vol 57 Issue 3, 872-883 https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjz235
Syanalia, R. A., Winata, F. (2018). Decarbonizing Energy in Bali with Solar Photovoltaic: GIS-Based Evaluation on Grid-Connected System. Indonesian Journal of Energy Vol. 1 No. 2 (2018) 5- 20 DOI: 10.33116/ije.v1i2.22