Aashna is passionate about learning new martial art forms and holds a black belt in Karate. She is part of the International Students' Department's Executive Committee, mainly taking charge of marketing initiatives. Aashna also aspires to become a successful marketer in the future.
Aayush is extremely passionate about traveling and interacting with new people, and strongly believes in making the most of every opportunity that comes his way. Aayush is keen on research and corporate finance, and was able to undertake this during his time at SMU Emerging Markets. In the future, he plans to pursue a career in investment banking, which is in alignment with his professional and personal interests.
Amanda Chia Wen Ling
As an adventurous person, Amanda constantly involves herself in a myriad of school activities. From doing ballroom dancing in SMU Ballare, to dabbling in lifesaving skills at the SMU Lifeguard Corps, she believes in fully enriching her university life. Amanda also enjoys spending her time meaningfully, having travelled to Xinjiang to conduct lessons for underprivileged children as part of an overseas community service project. During her leisure time, you will find her in the pool, which she fondly calls her second home.
After completing her high school education in India, Arushi moved to Singapore to pursue an undergraduate degree in Economics and Analytics (Marketing). She is passionate about data, consulting and mathematics and aspires to make a career in Analytics Consulting. She is also a graceful dancer with a diploma in classical Indian Dance and enjoys swimming and hitting the gym. She loves traveling and learning about new cultures.
Benjamin Amaldas Samynathan
Benjamin enjoys the challenging academic endeavours of law and business. He serves in the SMU Christian Fellowship, found pro-bono with the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme eye-opening, and embarked on humbling OCSPs to Darjeeling and Manila. His interests lie in the intersection of regulation and emerging technologies.
Chan Mei An
A bubble-tea and caffeine addict, Mei An is a curious individual who enjoys exploring and gaining new skills, something SMU has given her ample opportunity to do. She is currently a part of SMU Funk Movement and SMU Aquatic Sharks. In her free time, she enjoys eating good food and thinking about the origins of the universe.
Chua Min Hui
Having been an athlete all her life with 7 years of prior experience in Fencing, Min Hui never participated in the arts - till now. She is a proud member of the Timbal section from SMU Samba Masala, SMU's Afro - Brazilian Percussion Group. Min Hui aims to broaden her horizons through SMU's opportunities, and has participated in an overseas community service project (Project Neora V) to India and a Summer Term in Cambridge University as part of the Pembroke-King's Programme.
Chua Wen Yi, Giselle
Giselle enjoys interacting with people and immersing herself in different cultures. Since she entered SMU in 2014, she has had the opportunity to visit 4 countries including Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong and India. You can often spot Giselle in school where she can be seen working as a gym trainer at the school gym, sharing her stories as an ambassador, or studying as a student. In her free time, Giselle enjoys hiking, watching cooking tutorials and whipping up her own meals.
Chua Yan Jie
Yan Jie is an active participant of school-wide activities, having organised events such as SMU Sports Camp and Waikiki. Apart from striving for excellence in his academics, he is also concurrently a financial planner, as these activities serve to feed his passion for interacting and connecting with people.
Chuan Teck Suan Paul
Paul has made the most out of SMU's flexible academic structure by previously taking a Leave of Absence as well as enrolling in the Modified Term 2 created especially for Accountancy students. He has made 3 trips to Nepal with Project Namaste, one of SMU's many overseas community service projects.
Daniel Chay Kah Chee
Daniel is a member of SMU's Sound Foundry where he gets the opportunity to be part of a house band and interact with peers who share the same love for music. He also appreciates the opportunity SMU has given him to pioneer an overseas community service project to the Philippines.
Dang Vu Dieu Linh
An extroverted introvert, an optimistic realist, a calculated risk taker; Linh strives to achieve a holistic approach to life, and believes that a pursuit for a degree is not purely academic. She has had the opportunity to hold several key appointments, such as being the Sponsorship Director of the Accounting Society Camp and Fund Manager of AIESEC SMU. In her free time, Linh loves travelling and meeting new people.
Darren Toh Choon Boon
A final year student of the School of Economics, Darren believes in broadening horizons and maximizing potential in life. To that extent, he has attended exchange programmes at the University of Cambridge and the Wharton School of Business. Over the summer of 2016, he interned with an investment manager at their San Francisco office. Formerly an endurance athlete, Darren now enjoys casual running and golfing.
Dawn Tan Si Jie
A member of Caderas Latinas, a salsa dance club in SMU, Dawn loves dance. Caderas has provided her with many platforms at various University events, like Convocation, Open House, and even overseas competitions, to showcase her passion for the art.
Derrick Pang Guiqiang
Work hard, play hard - Derrick sees university as the last step before entering the corporate world, and believes that this is the key to maximising whatever university life has to offer. As a sophomore, Derrick signed up to challenge himself both physically and mentally, taking up CCAs like Track and Field, cycling, and learning more about investing through EYE Investment. Derrick also had the opportunity to learn about and serve the Thai community through two editions of an overseas community service project, Project Nok Hook.
Elizabelle Ong Xin Yi
Elizabelle chose SMU for its diverse opportunities for global exposure, and has gone on 2 study trips and 1 overseas community service projectin her 3 years in SMU thus far, and is in the midst of preparing to go on her exchange program to Australia. She appreciates the exposure to foreign countries - studying their culture and economic landscape. She also hopes to continue exploring different career paths and has pursued internships in both the public and private sector. In her free time, you can either find her enjoying an afternoon in Instagram-worthy cafes or scrapbooking.
Foong Tuck Jun Cai
Cai is a final-year student majoring in Finance and aspires to pursue a career in private wealth management. Cai co-founded and oversees business development at Hertslet & Co. Bespoke Clothier, which offers bespoke tailoring services. He enjoys collecting timepieces and vinyl records and occasionally breaks out his salsa dancing shoes.
Harsh enjoys meeting new people and is currently serving as the Vice-President of SMU International Connections, alongside his role as a Resident Senior at the SMU Hostel. Harsh is passionate about public speaking, and actively participates in various debates and panel discussions. In the future, he looks forward to being a part of the Consulting industry, keeping in line with his interests in organisational change and talent development.
Heather Elizabeth Humphries
Heather has a keen interest in running and Muay Thai, having picked up the martial art in her first year at SMU. Despite being smaller than most Ambassadors, she hopes her size doesn't dwarf (pun intended) her interest in the sport. A year 2 Social Science student, she likes keeping up with politics and was crushed by the results of the 2016 US elections. As were many.
Kelvin Fan Shih Lei
Kelvin has been an active member of the SMU Track and Field Club even before his matriculation. Although a young athlete of just 3 years, he trains frequently as part of the national training squad. In Dec 2016, he took a leap of faith and embarked on a self-organized training stint in Sydney. In summer, he also devoted significant amounts of time to facilitating camps such as Inspirar, Sports Camp & BONDUE Camp. In his free time, he enjoys baking and cooking.
Lay Jun Yuan Calvin
Calvin welcomes opportunities to meet and interact with people from all walks of life. He has embarked on two overseas community service trips to Laos and attended a winter study program in Yogyakarta. He enjoys travelling, food, Liverpool FC and believes that we should constantly reach out and enrich the lives of the underprivileged.
Lee Hern Hwei Vera
Vera loves to meet people and do things she is passionate about. She is part of SMU Broadcast & Entertainment, where she hones her skill at hosting events, as well as SMU's Funk Movement, a dance club specialising in popping and locking.
Lee Jia Le
Jia Le enjoys looking out for new learning opportunities and thrives in new and unfamiliar environments. He is grateful for his SMU experience, which involves being part of an organising committee for several school events and leading an overseas community service project team to Philippines. He is looking forward to other future overseas exposure opportunities that SMU has to offer.
Lim Chiu Yang (James)
An avid seeker of the SMU experience, James actively involves himself in a host of school activities, which include EYE investment; The Teung Project- an overseas community service project to Chiang Rai, Thailand; and the Management in Europe programme by the University of St. Gallen. Recently, he has also obtained a level 1 certification in Windsurfing, learning more about himself and about the sport along the way.
Lim Yu Kai Justin
An individual who cannot sit still for more than 15 minutes, you can find Justin all over SMU taking part in all sorts of activities. Catch him in the gym for his regular training sessions, or at the Campus Green practising his frisbee disc throwing skills, or at any random corner planning events with his team.
Linda has an innate curiosity and desire to explore new frontiers, and is constantly on the lookout for opportunities to expand her horizons. Her time in SMU Emerging Markets and on an Accounting Study Mission (Myanmar) allowed her to gain exposure and develop a passion for these growing economies. In her spare time, you can find Linda experimenting in the kitchen with her fellow food enthusiasts, or outdoors exploring nature.
Ling Kai Tsi
Despite having trekked up to 5000m above sea level, dived 25m below it, and emceed at the ASEAN University Games, Kai Tsi still gets nervous right before conducting a campus tour. When not buried in an e-book, he spends his free time supporting the social sector through his work in Conjunct Consulting and the tea industry with his addiction to masala chai.
Lionel Heng Wei Han
Lionel believes that a university education is more than just graduating with a degree. He had experiences in planning university-wide events with the SMU Students’ Association (SMUSA). He was actively involved in an overseas community service project to Thailand, and moved on to lead his own team the following year. In his final year, Lionel participated in a student exchange programme, to the Netherlands, which broadened his perspectives of the world around him. As a firm believer in making the most of his time at SMU and with the experience he has gained, Lionel actively looks for opportunities where he can best influence others, make a positive difference, and bring out the best in people.
Looi Yin Yee (Yvonne)
Yvonne’s passion lies in teaching; she believes that education will shape a person's future, in the way he thinks, interacts and affect change in oneself and people around him. She also enjoys interacting with the elderly, which led her to join SMU Inspirar as the Beneficiary Visit director. In her spare time, Yvonne likes to attend seminars and workshops outside of her curriculum to broaden her horizons.
Lui Fang Yu
Fang Yu is a lover of the arts, and was part of the Arts & Cultural Fraternity committee. Her time in SMU has been fulfilling through her active involvement in various performing arts, namely Samba Masala, SMU's resident Afro-Brazilian percussion band, and Voix, SMU's resident a cappella group.
Manisha's love for logic and math makes her an avid programmer. She aspires to become a data scientist in the future. She is passionate about playing squash, and is a member of the SMU Squash Club. She enjoys cooking and running in her free time.
Max Hadi Ongko Wijaya
Max likes to challenge himself and step out of his comfort zone. During his second year, he assumed a dual role as Finance Director and Stage Manager of SMU’s largest musical production, GAYA, managing almost 100 performers and crew members. Recently, he went to Canada for an exchange programme at McGill University, where he had the opportunity to immerse himself in the American culture and learn more about the game of hockey. Throughout his time in SMU, Max has managed to gain professional experiences through his various internships in both the sell-side and buy-side of finance.
Nadia Pritta Wibisono
As an international student passionate in learning Marketing and Strategic Management, Pritta led Project Gazaab Indonesia, where she used her business knowledge learnt at SMU to empower aspiring entrepreneurs in her home country. Pritta was in SMU Fencing and is also an active member of SMU Komunitas Indonesia.
Nigel Chua Jia En
A late bloomer in terms of student life activities, Nigel is an active member of the SMU Archery team, SMUXtremists, and of course, the SMU Ambassadorial Corps. Nigel's extra-curriculars are more than a welcome distraction from his Law books – they have also created ample opportunities for him to grow, learn, and lead.
Quek Yew Kit Jett
A member of SMU Broadcast and Entertainment, where he sharpens his skill at hosting events and engaging people, Jett is currently dabbling in a new personal project - public speaking. Besides providing a listening ear as a Peer Helper and doing the occasional yoga, he can be found in the school gym from time to time or checking out various hawker haunts around Singapore.
Rahul Gobindram Thadani
Besides serving the Corps, Rahul has gone on to explore a myriad of opportunities. From juggling between academics and his CCA (Fitnessworks) to gaining global exposure through summer school in Cambridge, an exchange semester in Atlanta as well as a overseas community service project to Cambodia, Rahul has been actively broadening his perspectives through these experiences so as to contribute more effectively to the SMU community. He has also gained professional insights through his various internships in the finance industry. Rahul believes that a holistic education plays a fundamental role in shaping the lives and future of people, as it has in his.
Sandy Wong Shuan Ee
Sandy enjoys new experiences and loves to meet people. She has travelled broadly with SMU - she participated in two community service trips to India and the Philippines, attended a summer school programme in South Korea, embarked on a study trip to Australia and completed an internship in Hong Kong. She is currently on exchange at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and being an ambassador wherever she is (we hope)!
Sherly Cendana Koalitas
Sherly's passion lies in volunteering and championing integration and diversity within the SMU community. She is part of the SMU International Connections committee as well as a participant of the Diversity and Inclusion Student Leaders Programme.
Sherly is part of Conjunct Consulting, where she had the chance to recommend solutions to challenges faced in social organisations. Apart from that, she is also highly passionate about the arts, and is immensely grateful to have had the opportunity to lead the ticketing team as well as perform in SMU's largest musical production, GAYA - Gelar Budaya.
Tian Hong Chun
Hong Chun is a positive individual that never shies away from challenges. Currently part of the SMU Climb Team, he dreams of scaling mountains with his friends one day.
Wayne Kaiends Kang Jian Kai
A semi-permanent fixture in SMU, Wayne spends a significant portion of his time in school. He can be spotted either at the various benches along the corridors of the School of Social Sciences poring over his Psychology readings, working out in the School Gymnasium or enjoying a relaxing afternoon swimming at the pool in the SMU Administration Building. On the off-chance that he is not in school, he is probably enjoying a good crime fiction thriller book or having some chilly good fun ice skating.
Yash Manish Mavani
Yash's SMU experience is essentially about stepping out of his comfort zone. From marketing SMU Parents' Day to creating a programme for a freshmen camp to handling public relations outreach for an international case competition, he has done it all. He continues to explore new opportunities in SMU every semester while working his way toward a career in the commodities sector.
Yow Zi Shing
Shing enjoys bringing laughter to people, as laughter is the expression of happiness. He has been to India for Project Neora III, and the United Kingdom for the Pembroke-King's Programme at Cambridge University. He also runs a radio show as part of SMU Broadcast & Entertainment's Campus Radio wing.
Adventurous is the best word to describe Yingyi. Whether it's attending summer school in the US, leading an overseas community service project in India or doing an internship in Shanghai, Yingyi constantly finds ways to break out of her comfort zone and explore the unknown. In school, she has also participated in various activities such as diving trips with SMUXtremists, business case competitions and inter-faculty games. Right now, she is chasing her dream to become a project finance professional and is hoping to build infrastructure in emerging markets in future.