Who are you?
I am a 21-year-old born-and-bred Singaporean, though my parents originally hailed from Hong Kong. As a highly empathetic individual, I find joy in volunteering and have spent time at wonderful organisations like MINDS, HOME, and Epsworth Community Services. What I enjoy most about volunteering is how emotionally fulfilling it can be, as well as that it affords valuable opportunities for mutual learning. In the future, I hope to pursue work that would let me combine my passion for social impact with my interest in Psychology.
Psychology helps me appreciate the emotions, motivations, and thought processes that drive the human experience. As I took more and more Psychology classes, I certainly felt that I was developing more sensitivity and acuity in my daily interactions. Moreover, I started to become more conscious of the flaws in my own thought processes, and that awareness helped me reframe my negative thoughts into more positive ones. In essence, I love that learning Psychology helps mould me into a more self-aware and compassionate individual!
My key interest lies in Abnormal Psychology. I believe that a large amount of under-met needs in society are psychological in nature. At Yale-NUS, I appreciate how my Abnormal Psychology classes have equipped me with valuable skillsets to tackle mental health issues with nuance and tact.
What are your other interests?
In my free time, I enjoy exploring arts of all sorts, be it visual arts, film, or theatre. Although I am not artistically gifted, I believe that it is the process of creating, spectating, and analysing art that is most valuable. There is just something therapeutic about trying my hand at painting or sculpting, even if I fail at the final product.