Lute is an active member of the Women in Engineering Society and is a peer mentor to first-year female engineering students at UNSW. With the growing effects of climate change being felt in Samoa and across the Pacific, Lute sees civil engineering as playing a critical role, in developing sustainable solutions to help vulnerable communities prepare for and respond to natural disasters.

Lute hopes to establish educational outreach programs to inspire female students to be the next generation of leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). In Samoa, there continues to be a demand for STEM professionals and Lute believes that engaging with students at pre-university level will address this gap.