National Junior College     

College of Social Studies and Economics; Certificate in International Relations


My thesis will explore how Singapore’s public policy and legislation is affected by its Asian heritage and post-colonial past, in addition to the economic imperatives and liberalizing influences brought about by globalization.

One of my favorite classes is “Photography I” with Professor Sasha Rudensky. I was challenged to make captivating photographs that have a narrative. I also learnt to recognize the subtleties in scenes I encounter. I enjoyed the weekly critiques, the guidance, and the hands-on experience we had with both darkroom and digital techniques.
I promote sustainability on campus through directing WesBikes, Wesleyan’s bike rental program. This past year, I was the leadership intern with the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development, and I planned the 5th Social Justice Leadership Conference and bi-weekly leadership luncheons. I previously worked as a curatorial assistant for the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, and as a house manager with the Center for the Arts. I have also chaired PANGEA, the international student organization, and led the Public and Alumni Relations Committee for the Freeman Asian Scholars Association.
I have used my summers to explore interests that I have developed while at Wesleyan. I interned for the Venice Biennale, the world’s largest contemporary art fair, in the summer after freshman year. The following summer, I worked on economic trade policy with the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore. I will be interning with Deloitte Consulting in New York City this summer. I also travel back to Singapore where I spend time with family and friends, and eat my fill of the street foods I miss.
I will always remember the camaraderie that College of Social Studies majors share every Thursday night, as we work on finishing the weekly papers we have due every Friday before our two-hour tutorials. After tutorials, professors and students all gather for Friday social where we have snacks and catch up on each other’s week!     

I would like to pursue a career in consulting, which will offer me exposure to a wide range of business issues. I see it as an extension of my liberal arts education at Wesleyan. Through consulting, I will gain a better idea of what I am specifically interested in, while developing critical skills.

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