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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsPhotographer - Event Planner - Researcher

About me

I am a second year Anthropology student at University College London, and am intrigued by human behaviour and interactions, and material culture. Post-graduation, I envision my career to have a sociocultural (and educational) impact. Apart from my current position as Managing Director of a growing independent magazine, and previous roles as a business development/research intern at a design studio, and a human resource intern in a bank, I am grateful to have a wide range of other experiences. Having founded, planned and facilitated two conferences in Singapore and Timor Leste, I learnt that I enjoy event planning and management, and have strengths in organisation and being detail-oriented. In the realm of photography, I have been featured in a few magazines, exhibited in group and solo showcases, and was part of a prestigious Singapore-based photography mentorship program. I am earnestly looking for a summer (2017) internship, involving research & development, event/project management, user/customer experience, strategy-making, design research, way-finding/spatial design, or PR and marketing. I am willing to step out of my comfort zone and learn, and am always on the lookout for opportunities to grow and contribute to companies whose ethos I admire and believe in.

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  • Photography
  • Event Mangement
  • Planning
  • User Experience
  • Research and Development
  • Strategy
  • Design Research
  • Operations
  • Marketing PR
  • Insights

Work history


Managing Director

STAPLE Magazine

Oct 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • STAPLE Magazine is a sociocultural magazine for the curious. The magazine is currently distributed in Germany, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, and United Kingdom. As the Managing Director, my responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: - business: secured a $4,000 grant from National Arts Council, Singapore; overseeing finances, securing crucial funding - management: human resource, managing internal relations - communications: public relations, editing press interviews - editorial: comprehensive research on creatives and conducting interviews; editing and writing This summer we are heading to 4 book fairs: Singapore Art Book Fair DIY Cultures, London Offprint London Indiecon, Hamburg


Business Development Intern

Foreign Policy Design Group

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
  • Singapore
  • Internship
  • Foreign Policy Design Group is a design bureau and think tank in Singapore. - business development, project management, strategy: wrote up and applied for a Singapore Tourism Board grant, managed project timeline, identified key insights and trends in the hospitality industry - design research: extensive research done for an upcoming venture, presented findings in concise manner - human resource: copywriter for job descriptions, proactive sourcing of appropriate job portals, assessed applications and coordinated interviews for shortlisted applicants


Set / Production Designer

University College London Singapore Society

Oct 2015 - Mar 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • For "Homesick", adapted from playwright Alfian Sa'at, staged at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London.


Human Resources Intern

Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation

Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
  • Singapore
  • Internship
  • I joined the regional bank as a Human Resource intern in their Learning and Talent Development Department. - user-interface: conceptualised and designed new interface for digital lobby signage - event/project management: coordinated an International Women's Day company event; did copywriting for the event merchandise - operations: human resource, administrative duties


Event Photographer

World Wildlife Fund for Nature

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
  • Singapore
  • Freelance
  • Event photographer for the major Earth Hour event at the Marina Bay Floating Platform, Singapore.



Bachelor of Science in Anthropology

University College London

Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Modules: Mass Consumption and Design, Digital Infrastructure: Materiality, Information, & Politics, Anthropology of the Body, Human Brain, Cognition & Language, Anthropology of India, Anthropologies of Islam, Being Human, Theoretical Perspectives in Social Anthropology & Material Culture, Researching the Social World


International Baccalaureate Diploma

United World College Southeast Asia

Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
  • Singapore
  • UWCSEA Merit Scholar.