The Alumni Council is an elected, voluntary group of representatives of the Yale-NUS alumni community. The Council spearheads alumni engagement and supports the College’s mission of a lifelong community of learning.
Angela grew up in the USA and is now a research analyst in Singapore with Marsh & McLennan Insights, where she advises societies, governments, and industries on building resilience in the face of key contemporary risks. Having majored in Urban Studies, Angela believes in the importance of engaged citizenship and the need to build a more just, caring, and environmentally sustainable world. She is a facilitator with Climate Conversations, and through her involvement with the Alumni Council, she hopes to help lend alumni voices to the issues that matter at Yale-NUS.
Sarah is a New Zealander and a member of Yale-NUS College’s Class of 2018. At Yale-NUS, she studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics with a minor in Environmental Studies. Sarah is now completing her Master’s in Environmental Change and Management at Oxford. At Yale-NUS, she was involved with the Yale-NUS Cycling Club, Student Government, and Fox & Hedgehog, a student magazine. Sarah is passionate about public policy and environmental management, and has worked with the Centre for Public Impact and New Zealand Parliament.
Saza is an Anthropology major from the Class of 2018. She greatly enjoyed her time at Yale-NUS, and it really helped to shape her to who she is today, which is why she chooses to be on the Alumni committee. She is now a Senior Executive for service learning at Republic Polytechnic, where she aims to infuse her work with social discourses such as race, religion, class, nationalism and so on.
Heng Yeng was a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major with a focus on social philosophy and ethics. She is trying to keep on believing that there is some difference an individual can make towards a better (read: more just, more empathetic, more inclusive, less violent) world with her work in access and inclusion in the arts at the National Gallery Singapore. Through her involvement in the Alumni Council, she hopes to create sustainable opportunities for alumni to keep supporting the Yale-NUS community, while somehow ensuring that it does not spiral into an elitist network perpetuating inequitable concentrations of privilege. In post-graduation life she has discovered the delights of homemade beetroot pasta, leisure reading on one’s commute, and taking weekend naps.
Annette is an Anthropology major from the Class of 2017, and is a member of both the Alumni and Staff community at Yale-NUS College. On weekdays, you can find Annette at her cubicle at the Centre for International & Professional Experience (CIPE), advising younger Kingfishers or developing Week 7 projects and Learning Across Boundaries initiatives (LABs). She loves the opportunity to hold space for reflection and purposeful conversation with students, as much as she loves goofier moments with her former CIPE advisors (now colleagues). Annette is very excited to join the Alumni Council and take part in the wonderful work of expanding spaces of connection, respect, and care.
Anshuman likes adventures that have at least a tangential involvement with food. He was well on his way to graduating without holding any official positions at Yale-NUS until a friend roped him into two committees in Senior Year. He joins the Council with a focus on improving ties between an increasingly dispersed alumni diaspora. He majored in Mathematical, Statistical, and Computational Sciences (MCS), works as a research assistant, and hopes to go into academia.
Based in her hometown of Jakarta, Cheryl works as a Senior Analyst on Indonesian government relations and politics at the regional consultancy firm Vriens & Partners. At Yale-NUS, she majored in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) with a focus on identity politics and electoral studies and major interests in global history. She was active in the debating society and worked on campus as a Residential College Advisor, writing tutor, and librarian. She enjoys big cities, yoga, and culinary shows on TV.
Feroz works as a researcher in the Disaster Analytics for Society Lab (DASL) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). In this role he works primarily on post-earthquake recovery and humanitarian aid allocation in Nepal. While at Yale-NUS, he majored in Environmental Studies and was active in athletics and student campaigns around climate change, student government and political engagement. On the Alumni Council, Feroz wants to explore how alumni can support student and staff efforts to build a stronger and more inclusive Yale-NUS community.
At Yale-NUS, Cora majored in Arts and Humanities and joined as many theatre productions, acapella groups and singing performances as possible while working in marketing and business internships to further her career. After college, she moved to San Francisco, where she works at Visa as an Associate Product Manager and performs in a Musical Improv group in her free time. On the Alumni Council, Cora hopes to connect with current students and alumni transitioning into new environments and careers, and to help grow the bonds within the alumni community.
Melody found unquenchable hope, life-long friends and merged her twin joys of Environmental Studies and the Arts while at Yale-NUS College. Whether in or out of her “main thing” (that which occupies 70% of her time) she dedicates her time to writing, theatre, dancing, singing and all kinds of arts. She is also in love with forest walks, sitting by large bodies of water, and soaking in the light of dawn. Currently, she is working a dual role as a digital/content marketing strategist (AKA writing and editing a lot) and a Sustainability Leadership Programme designer at the Human Capital Leadership Institute. As part of the Alumni Council, she hopes to help the alumni community grow into a compassionate and supportive one that supports its members in their individual journeys out of Yale-NUS!
Narayani majored in Mathematical, Computational and Statistical Sciences (MCS) and minored in Economics at Yale-NUS. She now works at Prep Zone Academy on the weekends (and some weekdays). On her off-days, she can be found watching movies, working on a math research project or exploring cafes around Singapore. Through the Alumni Council, she wishes to give back to Yale-NUS and its community a semblance of the joy it’s given her.
Rebecca works as an account strategist at Google Shanghai Office (come find me! I don’t bite). While at Yale-NUS, she majored in Urban Studies and spent a lot of time painting on her tablet. Rebecca joined Alumni Council with the aim of providing alumni with a better connected professional network and career opportunities. In her free time, she likes karaoke, visiting museums, makan makan, and is currently, and constantly, trying to figure out the alternatives to capitalism.
Update: 30 March 2020