Lionel Oh is an A.M. candidate for Regional Studies – East Asia at Harvard University and a regular with the Singapore Armed Forces. He previously graduated from Tufts University, where he majored in International Relations (International Security) and Computer Science. He has also conducted research on cyber deterrence and cyber warfare, 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 teasing him about ORD-ing at age 50. But he has no free time now, while deployed in COVID-19 operations.



Wong Shi Le is an undergraduate at Harvard College (Class of 2022) majoring in Applied Mathematics with Psychology. 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. She hopes to get more environment/science-related articles to publish in SPJ. Her ultimate goal is to return to Singapore to serve the community in a relevant way.





John Chua studies Government at Harvard College (Class of 2023). On campus, he is a volunteer tutor with Chinatown ESL and helps manage a Ugandan-based non-profit. He has written for the Harvard Political Review and consulted for politicians in Illinois and Pennsylvania. He believes in public service, and cares deeply about advocacy, state-society relations and social policy in Singapore.





Russell Yip is an undergraduate at Tufts University (Class of 2022) majoring in Quantitative Economics and Mathematics. He is interested in development economics and issues pertaining to inequality. He was previously president of the Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia Students Association at Tufts. He enjoys a good karaoke session and is always in search of good food.







Edward Tan is an undergraduate at Tufts University (Class of 2023), 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 an 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.




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




Ming De Sim is an undergraduate student at Tufts University (Class of 2023) 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.




Paul Kim is an undergraduate 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.





Rohan Kothari is an undergraduate 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.





Sean Lim is an undergraduate 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.




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.



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.