Class of 2019, Singapore
Pursuing a Masters of Environmental Management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Upon graduation, Rachel Ooi will be pursuing her Masters of Environmental Management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. After which, she will work at the National Environment Agency, to fulfil the terms of her scholarship. She shared that Yale-NUS College has provided her with a lot of resources, academic expertise, and career guidance, which she drew heavily on as she prepared to enter the workforce. However, what she values the most is the freedom and flexibility that the Environmental Studies major here has given her.
Rachel specialised in environmental humanities, and her undergraduate degree culminated in a creative capstone project. She wrote and illustrated a picture book about the emotional and environmental costs of Singapore’s pursuit of progress.
“The picture book has nothing to do with my career goal of implementing beneficial environmental policies, but I am really glad to have had the space to simultaneously pursue such different passions and study how they can inform each other.”