SHE is a lawyer by profession and she has decided to step into politics with the view to make a change.
And it is the late Mahatma Gandhi's saying — "Be the change that you want to see in the world" — that keeps her motivated as she prepares for the 2014 Elections.
Originally from Tiliva Village in Nakasaleka in Kadavu, Lynda Tabuya has always lived and grown up in a settlement in Kalabo, outside Suva City.
She attended Yat Sen Primary School and then Adi Cakobau School before getting a government scholarship to study law in Australia.
Her career path saw her studying at the Washington University in the US and attaining a Masters in Law.
Ms Tabuya worked as a public prosecutor and is currently a law lecturer at the University of the South Pacific.
Her focus when doing the Masters of Law was on the Constitution and the rights of every human being.
Apart from her work as a law lecturer, she is actively involved in the ACS Old Girls Association and is also a trustee of the Fiji Alliance for Mental Health. She is also the chairperson of Vision Fiji which advocates for children.
Ms Tabuya is also quite active in community rugby, focusing on the promotion of rugby in peri-urban settlements.
She is the People's Democratic Party's Suva branch secretary and a confirmed candidate for the new party in next year's elections.
"Ever since I can remember, I always aspired to be a politician and for me, studying law was a means. I always wanted to serve my people as a politician," she said.
"I was 13 years old when the first coup happened in 1987 and I am conscious of the things that happened from there on."
Ms Tabuya said she was looking for a place to call home in terms of politics and she found the PDP to be the right place, as it upheld the principles she aspired for.
"I am driven by Mahatma Gandhi's saying and I would like to be an agent of change. PDP is about real change.
"When I got the scholarship to study law in Australia, the people of Fiji sent me for it so I have to give back to the people now.
"I want to give the message to young people my age not to fear but stand up for the principles of unity, freedom and rights of individuals, the right to elect your leaders and hold them accountable for decisions that affect the country.
"If we live with fear, then we will never be truly free. And if people continue to live in fear, then it's not true freedom."
Ms Tabuya says she wants to see people with opportunities better their lives, adding it was an exciting time for young people to get involved in politics.
She says there is a need for educated young people in Parliament, those who can make laws for the benefit of all citizens.
"Workers are the backbone of the country.
"They need their rights to be represented by a union and be employed.
"For me, it's important to advocate and push for policies that address the majority of people, the workers, youths and children," said Ms Tabuya.