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Founder of Super Farmers
Radiating warmth and youthfulness, Cynthea is a mom-preneur who wears many hats as a chauffeur, chef and care-giver to her two young children, while having also found herself a passion that has turned into a sustainable business. Super Farmers is the manifestation of Cynthea’s dream to share her passion for urban farming with the people living in Singapore by making it accessible and affordable.
Through a range of fun and interactive workshops, Cynthea hopes to impart the knowledge she has to anyone who desires to grow their own organic produce in their own homes -- even in small sun-starved spaces -- and she to inspire the next generation to be aware of the issues related to food, health, and sustainability, with a vision of everyone becoming their own Super Farmer!
Lim Chu Hsien
Co-Founder of Kids Accomplish
Driven by a childlike curiosity to understand the underlying determinants of life, Chu Hsien is a rising Junior who is pursuing a Life Sciences major in Yale-NUS College. Her constant questioning of the ordinary and appreciation for the community around her have motivated her to spearhead novel educational and social initiatives.
She co-founded Kids Accomplish, an enrichment programme for upper primary school children that is based on the concepts of liberal arts and sciences. As the first of its kind in Singapore, it aims to expose children to different countries around the world as well as strengthen their personal and social soft skills through a unique pedagogy that promotes a mindset of growth. Fundamentally, Chu Hsien hopes that Kids Accomplish would push the boundaries of thought in children and expand their intellectual freedom as they navigate todays’s inter-connected world, where ideas are constantly evolving across time, space and culture.
Community Service Director, NUS Medical Society
As a fourth year medical student, Ivan hurries along hospital corridors by day, and struggles to make time for community work by night. He is strongly passionate about public health, community outreach, and strives to incorporate these elements into his work and life.
A few years ago, he founded ‘ODE to autism’, an initiative designed to give future doctors exposure to the challenges and needs of special communities. He also directed the NUS Medical Society Public Health Service, a student-led preventive medicine project that aims to bring healthcare professionals together to raise public health awareness and empower communities.
He currently leads the NUS Medical Society Community Service Directorate, which provides technical support and representation to over forty student-led initiatives. He hopes that the programmes and tools of engagement that his Directorate utilises will help student leaders in creating a sustainable impact on the communities they serve.
Director of Student Life, Singapore Institute of Technology
Kathrine Koo is Director of Student Life at Singapore Institute of Technology. She is instrumental in building a Student Life team and setting strategic directions to integrate, engage , enrich and nurture students. Inspiring a student community of change makers, innovators and leaders, she leads herteam to evoke passion and the continuous development of SIT students.
Prior to joining SIT, Kathrine lectured in a polytechnic and worked in Singapore Airlines and Capitaland. She was also active in several Parent Support groups.
Associate Director of Admissions, Yale-NUS College
co-manager, photovoice SG
Jasmine Seah is the Associate Director of Admissions with Yale-NUS College, the first liberal arts and science college in Singapore. Jasmine has been with Yale-NUS College since its early days and is looking forward to meeting the fourth founding class this fall. Prior to joining the Yale-NUS College community, Jasmine worked in college admissions and taught in junior college in Singapore. Outside of Yale-NUS College, Jasmine co-runs Photovoice SG, a not-for-for profit arts group which seeks to empower under-represented communities through photography.