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.
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.
Sarah Anderson is a MPP-MBA degree candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. She graduated from Harvard College in 2018, where she concentrated in Government and wrote an honors thesis on the bureaucratization of global terrorist organizations. She has previously worked at Sister Cities International, the City of Boston, and McKinsey & Company. She is interested in topics related to urban governance and innovation, especially as they relate to her hometown of Singapore.
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.
Michael Lee is an NSF in the Singapore Armed Forces (Class of 2020). In 2021, he will begin reading Computer Science at the University of Cambridge. His primary interests are mathematics, technology, and design. As an ex-debater, he is also interested in politics, economics, and social issues. He is currently a Deputy Secretary-General of PREPMUN, a position which allows him to leverage on technology to share his knowledge of geopolitics. Apart from academic commitments, Michael spends his time swimming, listening to music, battling existential dread, and cooking.
Michael is also the SPJ Design Lead for AY2020/21.
Kagen Lim is a Master of Arts candidate for Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences at Columbia University. He holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons.) in Psychology from the National University of Singapore. Kagen’s undergraduate research focused on learning and memory; he has wider interests in crime and security, social policy and education. Kagen volunteers at a youth-led non-profit, Advisory Singapore, as its Chief Content Officer.
Al Lim is a PhD student in the combined Anthropology and Environmental Studies program at Yale, and his current research explores the intersection of smart cities and water infrastructure in Laos. He was trained in urban studies through the MSc Urbanisation and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the B.A. (Hons) in Urban Studies at Yale-NUS. He has also previously worked at Deloitte, the Earth Observatory of Singapore, and EF Education First, and his publications have been featured in New Mandala, City & Society, and Academia.SG.
Hazel Peh recently graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) with a Master in Education. Prior to HGSE, she was a Biology teacher 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. She currently serves as a mentor in the Advisory Mentorship Program. Hazel is passionate about issues revolving around education, equity and the environment. She enjoys deep conversations over a good cup of coffee and taking her dog out to explore the great outdoors.
Edward Tan is an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania (Class of 2023) studying International Relations and East Asian Languages and Civilizations. He was previously a student consultant at 180 Degrees Consulting, a non-profit consulting group. On campus, he is an editor at the Sigma Iota Rho Journal of International Relations. He will join the 2021-2022 cohort of Perry World House Student Fellows and embark on a year-long policy-relevant research project. He hopes to stay engaged with current affairs related to Singapore and develop a deeper understanding of such issues, so as to serve the Singaporean community upon graduation.