Profiles of Kwok Scholars

 

2023

Stephanie CHAN Ying

Stephanie CHAN Ying

BS in Hotel Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Stephanie is currently a Hotel Management student at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is passionate about the hotel industry and is determined to guide it to the next level. She emphasizes innovativeness and believes that taking risks is crucial for the industry to strive. Through her volunteer work, she understands the needs of the society and sees the potential of the hotel industry in becoming more sustainable and beneficial to the social wellbeing of Hong Kong. Aspiring to be a General Manager to promulgate green living and corporate philanthropy, Stephanie has joined Hotel ICON’s Elite Management Program and will go on exchange at Cornell University, hoping to gain insights and garner professional skills that will help her reach her goal.

April 2023

 

Alan KWOK Tung Wong

Alan KWOK Tung Wong

Master of Public Policy, the University of Oxford

Alan is a public policy researcher with six years of experience at a youth think tank, specializing in youth development policies, stakeholder engagement, and solution implementation. With a strong commitment to empowering young people, Alan has published numerous research papers and funneled his findings into a mobile application, a board game, and a TV program to reach young people in a more engaging way. He has also led community projects to experiment with innovative initiatives, such as Participatory Budgeting schemes and a Citizen Consensus Conference. Previously, Alan was a host in Metro Broadcast and HOY TV and an intern at a Hong Kong Chief Executive Election Campaign office. He holds a BA in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong. Moving forward, Alan plans to sharpen his skills in political thinking, decision-making and solution building at Oxford, by which he hopes to harness the increasing complexities of real-world politics and drive meaningful changes for the next generation in Hong Kong and beyond.

May 2023

 

Gretl LEUNG Shun Yan

Gretl LEUNG Shun Yan

BS in Tourism and Events Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Gretl is currently pursuing a Tourism and Event Management degree at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. With a passion for the hospitality and tourism industry, she believes that life is full of opportunities and potential, like the industry itself. Gretl will undertake an internship at the Hong Kong Tourism Board this summer to prepare herself in exploring the industry with a global reach in Cornell University. Through her exchange journey at Cornell University, she hopes to gain wider exposure in hospitality. She wishes to break through her comfort zone and connect with like-minded people around the world. Gretl looks forward to acquiring insights from the hospitality industry players and aspires to contribute to the industry with innovative ideas.

April 2023

 

PAN Leyi

PAN Leyi

BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, the University of Oxford

Leyi is currently studying at Dunman High School, Singapore. She was from the city of Changzhou, China before going to Singapore on a scholarship offer. Leyi observed differences in cultural and socio-economic conditions in the two countries and wishes to contribute to building a more inclusive society in her home country. In high school, she started a project with her friends to help grant wishes of local children with critical illnesses. She was also a member of her school’s philosophy club, where she and other members ran sharing sessions for the school community on a weekly basis. Leyi hopes that the study of Philosophy, Politics and Economics can enhance her analytical rigor and help her understand issues dividing the global society today. She wishes to broaden her horizon and make positive contributions to her community in the future.

May 2023

 

Janice PANG Hei Ching

Janice PANG Hei Ching

BS in Tourism and Events Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Janice is an undergraduate student currently studying for the Tourism and Events Management degree at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. As an aspiring student in this field, Janice is a quick learner with a unwavering willingness to accept new challenges. She is deeply intrigued by the dynamic nature of event management, particularly in terms of the intricate planning and execution required to create engaging and impactful experiences for attendees. Being a member of Hong Kong society, her passion for this industry is rooted in a genuine desire to contribute to the community by creating events that promote social cohesion and foster cultural exchange. Janice is excited to embark on a journey of discovery and growth at Cornell University, where she looks forward to honing her skills further, experiencing cultural diversity, and gaining invaluable insights.

April 2023

 

Charlotte QI Yi

Charlotte QI Yi

BA in Psychology (Experimental), the University of Oxford

Charlotte is currently attending Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Ottawa, Canada. She is involved in several community organizations, including ones that make neuroscience and psychology education more accessible for students. She aims to do more work around the destigmatization of mental health disorders and promote mental health literacy, specifically within a Chinese context. Passionate about increasing diversity in STEM, she will continue to engage in outreach events that communicate research findings to the public. In the future, she hopes to examine how evidence-based programs could be set up through collaboration between researchers, policymakers, and community partners to better support an aging population.

May 2023

 

2022

Rachel LIU Ruijie

Rachel LIU Ruijie

MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government), the University of Oxford

Rachel is a recent graduate from the University of Hong Kong studying Politics and Sociology. Motivated by her profound interest in media’s impacts on collective political behavior, she researched political discourse on social media and state-owned media outlets. To make further policy impacts with her studies, Rachel has interned in think tanks, NGOs, and social enterprises in both mainland China and Hong Kong. Meanwhile, witnessing the power of education in promoting social mobility, she is also an enthusiast of volunteering teaching and community empowerment. In the summer of 2020, Rachel initiated an online teaching program, which benefited 25 disadvantaged students from urban villages in Hong Kong. When pursuing the MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government) degree at the University of Oxford, she wishes to explore the relationship between state, media, and society, which, she believes, would facilitate civil education and community empowerment.

June 2022

 

Michael NG Chi-fung

Michael NG Chi-fung

Master of Public Policy, the University of Oxford

Michael has a keen interest in public affairs, particularly the integration of data science in policy-making. After obtaining a degree in Global Business and Finance at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, he devoted more than eight years working in the Administrative Service of the HKSAR Government. Michael oversaw a wide range of policies from aviation security to university funding. In 2019, he was appointed as the first Deputy Director of the newly established Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Bangkok. Recognizing the importance of big data and artificial intelligence in today's world and their applications in the private sector, Michael saw potential to better utilize these resources in the design and implementation of public policies, and had taken up further studies in data science. Looking forward, he would pursue the Master of Public Policy degree in the University of Oxford, synergizing knowledge in the two areas to tackle social problems with scientific and innovative approaches.

June 2022

 

Cindy PANG Sum-yi

Cindy PANG Sum-yi

BS in Tourism and Event Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Cindy is currently an undergraduate student studying Tourism and Events Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She has a strong willingness to learn and explore new challenges with a can-do attitude and high adaptability to changes. She is eager to unleash her potential and build her career path in hospitality, tourism and events fields. She aspires to cultivate a global business mindset that can generate innovative ideas and utilize what she has learnt and experienced to benefit the society by inspiring more potential future leaders. Cindy looks forward to gaining practical knowledge and inspiring insights during her study at Cornell University.

April 2022

 

Dhruv SINGH

Dhruv SINGH

MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management, the University of Oxford

Dhruv graduated with First Class Honors in Bachelor of Economics and Finance, with a minor in Geography from the University of Hong Kong. Through his research fellowship at the University of St Andrews, he assisted in drafting the blue carbon conservation framework for the Scottish Government. After graduating, Dhruv has done internships in both the public and private sectors, ranging from startups to the Securities and Futures Commission. Through his forthcoming experience at the University of Oxford, he is looking forward to applying relevant insights and knowledge to plausible climate migration and freshwater shortages in Hong Kong and mainland China. Furthermore, Dhruv aspires to contribute to the mainstream narrative of public policies in order to enhance opportunities available for minorities in Hong Kong.

June 2022

 

Clement WONG Pak-qiu

Clement WONG Pak-qiu

BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, the University of Oxford

Clement Wong is currently studying at the Diocesan Boys’ School. At a young age, he had already been deeply interested in history; this later helped him appreciate how the contemporary world is shaped by what happened in the past. Over the years, this cultivated his strong interest in local and international politics. Clement believes that people having greater civic awareness would benefit society as a whole, as it makes them more aware of the methods by which they can make the world we live in a better place. To work towards this goal, he started at the school level by penning articles on the current sociopolitical landscape in Hong Kong in school magazines, among other activities. Through the study of Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Clement hopes to more effectively serve society by gaining a more all-rounded and multifaceted worldview.

June 2022

 

2021

Stephanie Cheung Yu-sze

Stephanie CHEUNG Yu-sze

Master of Public Policy, the University of Oxford

Stephanie obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. With a keen interest in urban development, she joined the social enterprise Urban Discovery and co-founded the NGO iDiscover Asia. Working towards the vision of boosting cultural capital to build stronger communities, Stephanie collaborated with private and public sectors in Hong Kong and a number of Asian cities to map cultural assets. She is involved in several social innovation and research projects in relation to community engagement, public space, cultural policies and building age-friendly communities. Upon her return from the University of Oxford, Stephanie wishes to utilize the skills and knowledge gained at the Master of Public Policy to foster partnerships and better social and urban policies, ultimately improving the city’s liveability for the most vulnerable ones.

June 2021

 

Alice LUI Hin-yung

Alice LUI Hin-yung

BS in Hotel Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Alice is currently studying for the Hotel Management Undergraduate Degree at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. As a Hongkonger, she wishes to shape the better future of Hong Kong by sharpening its competitive edge, especially in the field of hospitality. Alice makes every endeavour to identify the potential solutions for the numerous challenges that Hong Kong is facing in today’s global environment. Inspired by her voluntary experience, it is her humble wish to promote the education of hospitality industry and help hoteliers to reach their full potential in the hospitality industry. Alice looks forward to learning from passionate hoteliers at Cornell University and enriching her knowledge and insights in hospitality.

June 2021

 

Tobias SO Shiu-to

Tobias SO Shiu-to

BS in Hotel Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Tobias is currently a sophomore Hotel Management student at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Hotel ICON’s Elite Management Trainee. Being inspired by his experience in extra-curricular activities, community service projects and student organisations at PolyU, he is driven to advocate for cultural diversity, social justice and mental health awareness. Tobias endeavours to create a progressive, inclusive and empowering work environment while incorporating innovative, ethical business practices to ease the social inequality and tension in the society. Through his forthcoming exchange experience at Cornell University, he wishes to gain unique perspectives and experiences in order to nurture his business acumen to propose possible solutions in addressing the goals mentioned above. Tobias looks forward to applying the relevant insights to the global hospitality industry in a post-pandemic landscape.

June 2021

 

Christopher WONG Kakeung

Christopher WONG Kakeung

Master in Public Policy in Global Affairs, Yale University

Chris is going to pursue the Master in Public Policy in Global Affairs at the Jackson School of Global Affairs of Yale University. After graduating from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, he joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong SAR Government. Chris was appointed to policymaking roles in the Innovation and Technology Bureau and Home Affairs Bureau. At Yale, he wishes to focus his studies on the internal and external forces that are forging the future of Hong Kong. Chris is keen to integrate impact investing with human rights advocacy. He aspires to contribute to public policies in Hong Kong and China, especially in youth, gender and LGBTQ+ affairs.

June 2021

 

Muyi YANG Jia

Muyi YANG Jia

Master of Public Policy, the University of Oxford

Muyi is a practitioner of peacebuilding and international development. He has extensive experiences in special education for high-risk youth integration in fragile communities. A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, he worked for “non-traditional” juveniles in several countries, including the U.S. and China. With a particular focus on the Middle East, Muyi has founded a charity school in Syria for children facing risks of drug addiction, gang violence, and radicalization. He is a Rotary Peace Fellow pursuing a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University. As a strong advocate for the power of new technology to improve peacebuilding work, Muyi collaborates with peace-builders and techno-innovators for innovative peacebuilding methods. He looks to enhance his capacity to leverage multi-sectorial and non-traditional resources for global peacebuilding by dint of his studies of the Master of Public Policy at the University of Oxford.

June 2021

 

2020

Sharon CHAU Long-ching

Sharon CHAU Long-ching

BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, the University of Oxford

Sharon Chau is currently a Masters student in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Queen’s College, the University of Oxford (“Oxford”), as Hong Kong’s 2023 Rhodes Scholar.

Previously, she gained a First Class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at University College, Oxford as a Kwok Scholar. Her academic area of interest concerns the intersection of gender and race, particularly that for East Asian women, and the rise of online pornography, ‘incel’ forums and dating apps. Outside of academics, Sharon was Vice President and Treasurer of the Oxford Union, the first Chinese woman to hold either role, the Vice President of the Oxford Feminist Society, and a keen student journalist, having written for her own blog and for publications such as Asia Times. She is also a competitive debater who has represented Oxford internationally and served as Captain of Team Hong Kong.

December 2023

 

GUO Dongfang

GUO Dongfang

Master of Public Policy, the University of Oxford

Dongfang has a profound interest in the role of impact investment and social entrepreneurship in tackling socio-environmental challenges facing global societies. After obtaining a degree in global marketing at the University of International Business and Economics, Dongfang will pursue an MPP degree at Oxford. Dedicated to advancing science and practice of business social impact, Dongfang has worked at both private sectors and non-profit organizations with focuses on sustainability and social value investment. He was an exchange student at Columbia University where he got himself fully devoted to the research of global economy and sustainable development issues. During undergraduate studies, he successfully led several community service initiatives and also co-founded an impact-oriented start-up aimed at empowering aspiring Chinese students who wish to study abroad. His former field placement was with the China Alliance of Social Value Investment.

May 2020

 

Jack LAM Chun-yip

Jack LAM Chun-yip

MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government), the University of Oxford

Jack is a recent graduate from the University of Cambridge with a BA in Land Economy. With a profound sense of belonging to Hong Kong, he has interned with a number of NGOs, think tanks, social enterprises and the government with the aspiration to tackle land and housing problems and to enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong as a global city. In his published paper with the University of Hong Kong, he concluded that a major revamp in our political system is necessary to break the current political deadlock and heal the social fragmentation amid fresh political focal points in the time to come. Through studying Comparative Government, he wishes to draw upon international lessons and combine theory with action to further solidify his ideas on the much-needed political transformation for Hong Kong. Ultimately, it is his humble wishes that Hong Kong can develop a mature civil society with various means for participation and a wider political spectrum for ideas to thrive.

May 2020

 

Yannis LAM Chung-yan

Yannis LAM Chung-yan

BS in Hotel Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Yannis graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) with a BSc in Hotel Management degree. She was the President of Campus YMCA of PolyU and was a Hong Kong Young Ambassador of Hong Kong Federation of Youth Group. The exchange experience at Cornell University has helped her to understand cultural diversity and she was inspired to be an entrepreneur. She has met international like-minded friends in business management. She is currently a graduate trainee at the human resources department of UBS and has since worked in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team, Regional Services Team and Employee Relations Team. She will continue to explore her interest in the banking industry.

April 2023

 

Roshan Prakash MELWANI

Roshan Prakash MELWANI

Master of Public Policy, the University of Oxford

Roshan Melwani is a public interest advocate, accredited mediator and legal practitioner. After graduating from the LSE, Roshan has dedicated his career to advancing the constitutional rights of Hong Kong’s marginalised communities. In this capacity, Roshan has handled a variety of landmark judicial reviews and legal applications for refugees, ethnic minorities and human trafficking victims. Roshan was previously with the United Nations at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, working in an international criminal law defence team. He is currently a research fellow with the University of London, where he is focusing on legal and policy frameworks to address climate displacement in the Pearl River Delta. For his work, Roshan was nominated to the Zubin Foundation’s inaugural Youth Diversity List: a list of ethnic minorities qualified to serve on Hong Kong government committees. Following the MPP at Oxford, Roshan will focus on addressing displacement and access to justice through holistic policy reform and participation in representative governance.

October 2021

 

Kelly YUNG Ka-yi

Kelly YUNG Ka-yi

BS in Hotel Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Kelly is currently studying Hotel Management in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Being inspired by her leadership experience in AIESEC, Kelly sees leadership and management as powerful strategic tools to cultivate and hone one's life-long learning skills. Aiming to be a future high-calibre hotelier after graduation, Kelly is eager to bring empowering theories into the business management culture of hospitality industry. She believes positive people working in a progressive corporate culture brings in innovation and effective working relationships among colleagues in achieving excellence. She hopes to develop an inclusive, appealing and sustainable business environment in the industry to identify and nurture talents. Through her journey at Cornell University, Kelly looks forward to embracing new hotel management insights, knowledge and practical skills. It would greatly complement her continuing studies in Hong Kong and be conducive towards her aspirations to integrate business acumen in making inspiring changes in hospitality management.

April 2020

 


2019

Jack CHONG Ming-yeung

Jack CHONG Ming-yeung

BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford

Jack previously built software for sustainable finance empowered by blockchain and used by institutional investors. He is a serial enterprise geek (AI SaaS in ed-tech and drug testing in biotech). Jack studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford. He speaks Arabic and would be a Chinese diplomat in MENA in another life. His blog was also quoted by the Financial Times.

April 2023

 

Zirui Huang

Zirui HUANG

Master of Public Policy, the University of Oxford

Zirui works at the China Intelligent Vehicle Of The Innovation Platform Co.,Ltd, she is responsible for strategy and business planning. Zirui attended the Purdue University in Management Science and Economics, she then went on to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Oxford.

August 2020

 

Venus YIM Ka-wai

Venus YIM Ka-wai

BS in Hotel Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Venus graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management. She was awarded the Dean’s List several times throughout her time at PolyU. After the thorough exploration of the hotel industry via her study and internship experience, Venus realized her lessen passion for the industry. Instead, she returned to the subject she endorsed in secondary school, Economics. The newfound passion led to a career in the financial industry. She is currently working as a securities research assistant in a bank. Further study of economics related subject is in the pipeline. As someone who was born and raised in Hong Kong, Venus is devoted to contributing to the betterment of her birthplace. Even with the challenge of change in career path, she would continue to embrace herself with opportunities presented.

June 2022

 

Gabie YIP Ka-yi

Gabie YIP Ka-yi

BS in Hotel Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Gabie graduated from St. Margaret’s Co-educational English Secondary and Primary School, a school where she studied for 12 years and found her passion for hospitality. After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, she has joined the hotel industry as a Management Trainee at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Gabie has always been fascinated by hotels since a young age from her limited but joyful travelling experience, it has become her passion to serve people for a satisfying stay. With her dedication to advance the service industry, she will continue to utilize the contemporary knowledge and insights that she has gained from her studies at Cornell University to inspire more talents to develop their paths in the hospitality industry.

June 2022

 


2018

Gerald CHEN Cheuk-chun

Gerald CHEN Cheuk-chun

BS in Hotel Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Starting from a young age, Gerald has developed a strong interest in culinary arts and at the age of 15, he successfully published a cookbook, "The Culinary Triangle". Gerald’s interest in food and beverage had driven him to pursue a hotel management degree at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ("PolyU"). After his semester in the School of Hotel Administration of Cornell University, Gerald decided to further his studies in law. His goal is to offer grounded and industry-focused legal advice to hospitality businesses by combining his expertise in both hospitality and law. Gerald is now a trainee solicitor at Taylor Wessing, a global law firm, with its Hong Kong office specializing in corporate law. Gerald attained a Juris Doctor degree and PCLL (Distinction) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2022 and 2023 respectively. He also received a bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from PolyU in 2020, where he was the valedictorian of his graduating class and the recipient of the Outstanding Student Award of his faculty in 2019. Prior to his tertiary education, Gerald was a student at St. Paul’s College.

December 2023

 

Cheryl LO Man-wai

Cheryl LO Man-wai

Master of Public Policy, University of Oxford

Graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Cheryl currently works on wildlife conservation. She leads a campaign that aims to ban the ivory trade through policy change locally and internationally. The campaign has successfully mobilized Hongkongers from different walks of life to support the same cause. Her advocacy and lobbying work have led to ivory bans in Hong Kong and China which are reputed internationally as the game changer in reversing the decline in elephant populations. Cheryl has participated in conservation ground work with world renowned scientist Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton in Kenya. She co-authored the report 'The Hard Truth: How Hong Kong's Ivory Trade is Fuelling Africa's Elephant Poaching Crisis‘. Cheryl looks forward to sharpening her analytical skills and channeling her experience at Oxford to strengthen public policies for wildlife conservation and environmental protection.

May 2018

 

Dennis NGAN Yu-pang

Dennis NGAN Yu-pang

Master of Public Policy, University of Oxford

Dennis is currently the Director of CEO’s Office at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. He plays a crucial role in overseeing the overall strategic direction and operation of the West Kowloon Cultural District, one of the most ambitious arts and cultural districts in the world. Dennis reports directly to the CEO and collaborates closely with various stakeholders, including the board and senior management, government officials, business and cultural partners, with the ultimate goal of developing Hong Kong as an “East meets West” international cultural centre. He worked at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, engaging with philanthropic foundations and grant-making of sports, arts and cultural projects in Hong Kong. Prior to that, Dennis worked at the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong SAR Government. He was appointed as Assistant Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs and subsequently Assistant Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development of the Hong Kong Government. Dennis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (1st Class Honours) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford.

December 2023

 

Scarlet WONG Yat-lam

Scarlet WONG Yat-lam

BS in Hotel Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Scarlet graduated from Maryknoll Convent School. She is currently majoring in Hotel Management at PolyU. With her interest in food critique and enthusiasm in culinary arts, she hopes to engage in the food and beverage sector in the hospitality industry. To transform dining into an experience of togetherness and a remarkable source of collective memories is what Scarlet wants to achieve. She looks forward to applying her knowledge and insights from her Cornell experience and driving the collective improvement of the hospitality industry as future hoteliers put their heads together.

February 2018

 

Martin YIP Cheuk-lam

Martin YIP Cheuk-lam

BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford

Martin Yip is a student at Diocesan Boys’ School. He developed an interest in current affairs since a young age which led him to follow local politics. As editor and contributor of school magazines, Martin recognizes the immense power of biased media and the echo chambers they form which has exacerbated divisiveness in society. He deeply appreciates the value of rational and pragmatic discussion in furthering political discourse. Martin believes every member of society has the potential to play a part in shaping its future. By reading PPE, he hopes to gain a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of governance as well as political systems in order to serve Hong Kong by encouraging civic participation and reducing inequality in society.

June 2018

 


2017

Agnes CHAN Tsz-ling

Agnes CHAN Tsz-ling

BS in Hotel Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Agnes graduated from PolyU, where she majored in Hotel Management. She began her career in a digital content and product role at a hospitality group, where she gained valuable experience in digital strategy and customer engagement. With a vision to further explore the potential of digital technologies and their impact on traditional industries, she joined a blockchain and Web3 company, where she worked on innovative projects that leveraged the power of decentralized networks, GameFi, and metaverse. Her experience at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration inspired her to pursue a career at the intersection of hospitality and technology. During her time at Cornell, she learned about the latest trends and technologies in the hospitality industry and how they can be applied to enhance the guest experience and streamline operations. This experience motivated her to explore the potential of digital transformation in the hospitality industry and beyond. Currently, she is working at BMW, where she is involved in digital transformation initiatives and manages projects that aim to resolve business and customer pain points through technology. She believes that digital innovation and transformation are essential in today's fast-paced and ever-changing business landscape, and she is excited to be part of a team that is at the forefront of this transformation. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new cultures, meeting new people, and learning about different cuisines. She is a team player and thrives in collaborative environments, always seeking to learn from others and contribute her unique perspective.

April 2023

 

Harry LAU Kwun-hang

Harry LAU Kwun-hang

BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford

Harry Lau graduated from Diocesan Boys’ School in Hong Kong. As an advocate of the Cantonese Language, he has coached and led his school to grand finals of local and regional Chinese debating tournaments. What he valued most from debating is not the best debater awards he attained, but the exposure to social and political dissension which inspired him to pursue resolution to the political impasse in Hong Kong. Harry recognises the prevalent intergenerational inequity and young people’s dissatisfaction towards traditional institutions. By reading PPE at Oxford, he hopes to apply knowledge of these closely-knitted academic disciplines and instigate changes to promote social mobility in his homeland.

May 2017

 

Vanessa WEI Rujia

Vanessa WEI Rujia

BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford

Vanessa Wei holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), double majoring in Marketing and Economics. She has represented the HKUST to compete, win and adjudicate at numerous international debating competitions, as well as hosted the 7th Hong Kong Debate Open in 2016. Vanessa firmly believes in the virtue of free, inclusive civil discourse in advancing the social causes in Hong Kong as well as in Mainland China. Seeing the lack of original news reporting in China, she wishes to contribute to the development of quality and accessible journalism in China. She is particularly passionate about the issues of education, poverty alleviation and feminism. Inspired by the numerous social enterprises using the concept of sharing economy and innovation in Hong Kong that act as a bottom-up approach in pushing for social changes, she looks forward to integrate her learnings in business and governance and apply them to the domain of social innovation in Greater China.

May 2017

 

Angus WONG Yik-hang

Angus WONG Yik-hang

BS in Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Angus is a driven and versatile professional with a passion for the tourism and events industry. He holds a BSc in Tourism Management from PolyU, where he was actively engaged in the Student Association at the Hotel School and dedicated himself to the community service. Angus broadened his horizons and honed his skills through an enriching exchange experience at Cornell. With a solid background in event management in both private and public organisations, Angus currently serves as a Senior Events Executive at Animoca Brands, a leader in the Web3 industry. Angus leverages his expertise in planning and executing successful events, with a focus on Web3 technologies and their potential for transforming the web. He is a proactive self-starter who is always exploring new projects and opportunities to grow outside of work. In his free time, Angus indulges his love of travel and immerses himself in new cultures and experiences, often seeking out innovative uses of technology in the places he visits.

April 2023

 


2015

Ankie NG Hay Mun

Ankie NG Hay Mun

Master of Public Policy, University of Oxford

Ankie has founded Shifted, a company providing consulting services on Impact Investing. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Economics from the University of Toronto. Following her Master of Public Policy (“MPP”) study, Ankie has worked in various impact investing projects. She is appointed as a member of the organizing committee of Social Enterprise Summit. Ankie assists in building a Social Impact Bond at the University of Oxford (“Oxford”). She believes that private capital can be deployed to solve social issues in Hong Kong.

April 2018

 

Clare TONG Jingwen

Clare TONG Jingwen

Master of Public Policy, University of Oxford

Jingwen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. Following her MPP study, she has worked with the Office for Civil Society of the UK Cabinet Office and Oxford Policy Management. Jingwen is currently a Lead Analyst with China Policy. She hopes to be a reliable mentor, challenging the theoretical knowledge of political science and building a more inclusive civil society in China.

November 2018

 

Charles WANG Luoduan

Charles WANG Luoduan

BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford

Charles graduated from Oxford with a Bachelor’s Degree in PPE. He was one of the first Chinese served the Oxford Union. Charles believes that every major change comes from small contributions by each and every individual and he is determined to do his part in making a difference to the Hong Kong society. He is working as an Investment Banking Analyst with Credit Suisse.

May 2021

 

Dr. Brian WONG Yue-shun

Dr. Brian WONG Yue-shun

BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford

Dr. Brian Wong is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. His research examines the ethics and dynamics of authoritarian regimes and their foreign policies, historical and colonial injustices, and the intersection of geopolitics, political and moral philosophy, and technology. A Rhodes Scholar (2020) and Kwok Scholar, Brian holds a DPhil in Politics from Balliol College; MPhil in Political Theory (Distinction) from Wolfson College, and an MA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (Double First Class, 9th out of 240) from Pembroke College, University of Oxford. Brian has taught modules in politics to undergraduate students at Oxford and Stanford Universities, and spoken at conferences at Harvard-Sciences Po, LSE, Carnegie-Tsinghua, Stanford, Tufts, and briefs MNCs, hedge funds, and family offices and investors on macro risks in Asia. Brian currently serves as a Fellow and Advisor on Strategy at the Oxford Global Society, an independent Oxford-based think-tank. He is also a Fellow at the Centre on Contemporary China and the World. He co-founded and now advises Oxford Political Review, a publication aspiring to bridge the theory-practice gap. As a columnist at the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Editor-at-Large for ThriveGlobal, he contributes regularly to publications such as TIME, Foreign Policy, Aeon, Financial Times, Diplomat, Fortune, SCMP, Nikkei, Japan Times, the US-Asia Law Institute, E-IR, Institute of Art and Ideas, USCN Perception Monitor, Neican, and The Hindu, having also presented and written on issues of public philosophy for the Journal of Practical Ethics, the American Philosophical Association, and the Royal Institute of Philosophy. Brian's comments have been featured on The Atlantic, Nikkei, Al-Jazeera, and POLITICO.

December 2023

 


2014

Melody GU Chun

Melody GU Chun

Master of Public Policy, University of Oxford

Melody is currently a Senior Associate with Albright Stonebridge Group. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and International Business from Nanjing University, a Master’s Degree in International Economics from John Hopkins University and a MPP from Oxford. Melody has worked with the Department of General Assembly UN, Chinese Ministry of Commerce and the World Bank. She is a director of Common Future Fund, a Chinese NGO for humanitarian aid for refugees.

November 2018

 

Dr. Sarah HE Yuan

Dr. Sarah HE Yuan

Master of Public Policy, University of Oxford

Sarah holds a PhD in International Political Economy from Boston College. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing and from the University of Oxford with a Master of Public Policy. She is currently a consultant at Boston Consulting Group and a fiction author. Sarah is passionate about Chinese policy changes in foreign investment and she hopes to contribute to driving democratic development in Greater China in the future.

December 2023

 

Chloe XU Duo

Chloe XU Duo

Master of Arts in Global Affairs, Yale University

Chloe Xu graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University with a B.A. in English studies. After graduation, she worked with China's Xinhua News Agency in several different capacities, including English news writer covering international affairs, business desk editor, and resident correspondent in Middle East regional bureau. At Yale, she concentrated her research on East Asian foreign policy and is particularly interested in Sino-Japanese-U.S. policy interaction in the region. Chloe furthered her research on Sino-Japanese relation at the University of Tokyo as a Yale Fox Fellow. She is now a free-lance columnist.

March 2017

 


2013

James CHAN Kin-sing

James CHAN Kin-sing

Master of Public Policy, University of Oxford

James is currently the Senior Manager of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, one of the world’s top ten charity donors. He is responsible for grant-making of health and elderly care projects in Hong Kong and is currently focusing on initiatives related to epidemic preparedness. Previously, he worked on anti-discrimination and disability-related work at the Equal Opportunities Commission, an independent statutory body implementing the anti-discrimination ordinances in Hong Kong, as well as the United Nations Development Programme in Beijing, focused primarily on access to justice, urbanisation, and other international development issues. James holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Oxford, an LLM degree in Human Rights and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Politics and Public Administration from the University of Hong Kong.

December 2023

 

KONG Qingling

KONG Qingling

Master of Public Policy, University of Oxford

Qingling works with United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization in advancing inclusive and equitable quality education, with focuses on quality assurance and internationalization of higher education, skills development and youth empowerment. She has worked across developing contexts in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, including with CARE International on women’s economic empowerment, with Imaflora on sustainable development of the Amazon, and with Ashinaga Africa Initiative. Qingling holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is currently pursuing a DPhil in Education at the University of Oxford.

June 2021

 


2012

Ayo CHAN Yi-ngok

Ayo CHAN Yi-ngok

Ayo currently holds leadership positions of highly regarded biotechnology, medical and healthcare industry associations, which played a key role in policy advocacy and health education during the Covid-19 pandemic in Hong Kong. He also serves as an executive director of an international convention of the biotech industry and is advising several STEAM education institutions. Ayo believes that the HKSAR can play a greater role in regional cooperation in Asia. He co-founded Governance Partners Yangon, a social venture addressing a broad range of developmental challenges in Myanmar through capability-building programs and policy exchanges, and conducted projects on social housing in Iskandar Malaysia and rehabilitation of Boracay in the Philippines. Ayo began his career with the financial industry and was a managing partner of a 4As digital agency in Singapore.

May 2023

 

LIU Haining

LIU Haining

Master of Public Policy, University of Oxford

Haining is currently the Senior Vice President of communications at HSBC China, based in Beijing. She holds a Master of Public Policy from Oxford, and a Master's Degree in Communications Studies from the Journalism School of Fudan University. Haining has worked in various non-profit and business organisations, leading their communication functions and campaigns. She was also an active freelance broadcaster and columnist with extensive experience in the media sector as a journalist and news anchor, including BBC World Service, the Financial Times, CGTN and South China Morning Post. Haining is also a zealous practitioner of classical ballet.

April 2023