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. She formerly served as the Communications Director for this publication and is excited to return as an editor. She is passionate about migration, citizenship and identity, and currently volunteers as an ESL tutor for Chinese migrants in Greater Boston. She is also a student board member of the Harvard Art Museums and (like many current and former SPJ members) was formerly Co-President of the Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia Association.

 

 

TEAM MEMBERS

Edward Tan is a freshman undergraduate student in Tufts University intending to major in International Relations (International Security). In Tufts, he is a member of the executive board for the Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia Student Association as well as a student consultant at 180 Degrees Consulting (non-profit consulting group). He hopes to stay engaged with issues in Singapore, and to develop a deeper understanding of these issues, so as to be well-equipped when he returns home to serve after his studies.

 

 

 

Katherine Enright is a sophomore undergraduate student at Harvard College (Class of 2022), potentially concentrating in East Asian Studies and History of Science. 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

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.