Class of 2020, Singapore
Foreign Service Officer at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Celeste Beh is a Foreign Service Officer with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore.
She cherished her time at Yale-NUS because it allowed her to explore and study a wide variety of courses across majors. Celeste never felt limited in what she could read within the College and even took her first classes in Psychology during her last semester purely due to interest. She believes that this freedom gave her the opportunity to learn vital lessons from different disciplines instead of being limited to just her major.
Yale-NUS also supported Celeste’s interest in Hawaiian Culture and History by according her the opportunity to attend a semester at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She took classes with some of the most eminent academics in Oceanic and Hawaiian studies and was even able to visit the Hawaiʻi State Archives to consult primary material for her final year capstone project.
“I had the opportunity to craft two Independent Reading and Research Modules with my professors, which allowed me to delve deeper into topics of special interest to me. The professors in Yale-NUS are also incredible in providing support and guidance to students. I feel immensely fortunate to have faculty who are invested in student success and thoroughly dedicated to their work.”