Team

EDITORS IN CHIEF

Chong Shu Min is a Master in Public Policy ’20 candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She graduated from Peking University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Politics. Shu Min is particularly interested in Sino-US relations as well as how science and technology intersect with geopolitics.

 

 

 

 

 Natalie Nah is a Master in Public Policy ’20 candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She graduated with a BSFS from Georgetown University before moving to Boston to work as a consultant. Natalie is particularly interested in issues related to inequality and social welfare, especially for women and children. Despite having lived in the US for the past eight years, she still does very Singaporean things such as trying to find the best places for food, arguing with friends about the best places for food, and finding ways to escape from the cold when winter is coming.

 

 

 

Poh Yong Han is a senior at Harvard University (Class of 2020) concentrating in Social Anthropology and East Asian Studies, with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration and Rights. She cares about migrant rights, social justice, and active citizenship.

 

 

 

TEAM MEMBERS

Edward Tan is an undergraduate freshman at Tufts University, intending to major in International Relations (International Security). On campus, he is an executive board member of the Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia Student Association, as well as a student consultant at 180 Degrees Consulting, a non-profit consulting group. He hopes to stay engaged with current affairs related to Singapore, and develop a deeper understanding of such issues, so as to be more informed when he returns to work in the public sector upon graduation.

 

 

 


Hazel Peh is a Master in Education ’20 candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Life Sciences (specialization in Environmental Biology). Prior to HGSE, she was teaching at a high school in Singapore. Outside of school-related commitments, she was a volunteer at Meet-the-People’s sessions and she was also part of a committee spearheading public environmental education. Hazel is passionate about issues revolving around education, equity and the environment. She enjoys deep conversations over a good cup of coffee.

 

 

Katherine Enright is a sophomore undergraduate student at Harvard College (Class of 2022), potentially concentrating in History. She has lived in Singapore since 2007, and cares deeply about Singaporean politics and public policy. At Harvard, Katherine also plays French Horn with the Bach Society Orchestra and dances Bharatanatyam with Harvard College Deepam.

 

 

 

 

Kenny Chia is a junior undergraduate at the Singapore Management University (Class of 2021), majoring in Finance. Currently, he is on an exchange program at Boston University for the fall semester. An avid stock investor, he enjoys conducting equity research as well as keeping abreast on market developments.

 

 

 

 

Liau Wen Rui is a Master of Science ’19 candidate in Computational Sciences & Engineering at the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Growing up, his favorite hobby was watching people unbox phones on YouTube. He likes writing about himself in third-person, consumer technology and memes. #stonks #techforthepublicgood

 

 

 

Lionel Oh is a B.A. candidate for International Relations and Computer Science at Tufts University (A’21). An avid believer in public service with an (unhealthy) obsession for anything related to defense, he serves as a regular in the Republic of Singapore Air Force. At Tufts, he is the Co-President of the Singapore Students Association, and is actively involved in civil-military affairs and security simulations. He also conducts research on cyber deterrence with the Tufts’ Institute for Global Leadership, and takes a strong interest in furthering his understanding in that field. In his free time, he looks for good food haunts and tries his best to ignore his friends when they tease him about ORD-ing at age 50.

 

Ming De Sim is currently an undergraduate student at Tufts University pursuing a major in Quantitative Economics. He is passionate about behavioral economics and how technology intertwines with habits to define communities. Closer to his roots, he seeks to delve deeply into understanding the building blocks of a cohesive yet uniquely Singaporean society through active discussion and constructive criticism.

 

 

 

Niu Yihao is a M.A. candidate in Regional Studies – East Asia at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Studies, with a concentration in International Relations from Waseda University. Yihao is primarily interested in Japanese electoral politics and identity politics.

Paul Kim is an undergraduate freshman at Boston University and majoring in Computer Science. Though his nationality is Korean, he has lived in Singapore for 12 years, experiencing various sides of Singapore and its educational systems. He hopes to stay connected to Singapore and its policies in Boston through the Singapore Policy Journal.

 

 

 

 

Rachel Hew is a visiting student from NTU, and is engaged at Harvard’s Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department (HSCRB) for the fall semester. She’s new to discussing Singapore’s policies but is always open to learning new things about her favourite sunny island! She’s interested in topics related to the environment, sports and wellness.

 

 

 

 

Rohan Kothari is a freshman at Boston University studying Business and Finance. He lived in Singapore for 11 years, attending Singapore American School for the majority of that time. He is interested in the education sphere in Singapore, and the class and racial divides that cross the country.

 

 

 

 

Samuel Lim is an undergraduate at Singapore Management University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Political Science. He is also a Business Development Manager on Monolift, a tech start-up providing HR solutions powered by blockchain technology. Samuel is particularly interested in the development of human rights and public policy solutions to inequality and poverty.

 

 

 

Sean Lim is a first-year at Tufts University (Class of 2023), prospectively majoring in Computer Science and Cognitive & Brain Sciences. His intellectual interests are wide-reaching, some of which include programming, data analytics, South East Asian politics, and philosophy. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, hiking and spending hours scrolling through Yelp for the best food spots in Boston.

 

 

 

Sean Ong is a senior at Tufts University (Class of 2020) majoring in history and computer science. He currently researches the histories of colonialism, labor, and protests, with an interest in science and technology studies. He was formerly managing editor of the Tufts Daily, an independent news organization covering Tufts and its host communities.

 

 

 

 

Steven Gu is a Master in Urban Planning ’21 candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Prior to arriving in Cambridge, he worked at the United Nations ESCAP in Bangkok, was a US Fulbright Scholar hosted by Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities in the Ministry of National Development, and was an advisory services consultant in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Swarthmore College with Honors in Urban Studies and Political Science. Steven is interested in urban governance, public-private partnerships in urban development, transportation and infrastructure, as well as community-based planning.

Tan Yi Chern is an undergraduate at Yale University (Class of 2020) majoring in Computer Science and Ethics, Politics, and Economics. He is fascinated by language + X ∈ {representation, learning, bias, reasoning} and technology + Y ∈ {ethics, government, culture, security}, and has published at natural language processing and machine learning conferences. Cautiously optimistic about technology for public good, he has worked towards the cause in both engineering and policy roles. He was also previously Co-President of the Malaysian and Singaporean Association at Yale.

 

 

Wong Shi Le is an undergraduate at Harvard College (Class of 2022). She did a gap year before coming to college, during which she worked at the National Parks Board (NParks). It was through her work that she began to take a deeper interest in public policy, government operations and how these may synergize with public, ground-up efforts. As the current co-president of the Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia Association at Harvard College, she hopes to connect with more Singaporeans through SPJ to stay in touch with local issues. Her ultimate goal is to return to Singapore to serve the community in a relevant way.