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Emmelyn Wu

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The University of Western Australia

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: WA

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Emmelyn Wu

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The University of Western Australia

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: WA

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Scholarship Project

Increasing awareness of the Australia-China space and creating change through social entrepreneurship.

Biography

I am a curious and driven individual with a passion for making a difference in the lives of others. With a strong interest in working towards social justice, empowering others through education, promoting intercultural awareness, and creating a positive social impact through business strategy, I love connecting with and being challenged by people from all walks of life. My wide array of interests has led to a range of exciting experiences, including working in international trade in Shanghai, researching modern slavery with a global NGO, and co-founding an online platform where people of Asian descent can share their stories and connect with one another.

 

As a product of both Asian and Australian cultures myself, I am a strong advocate for intercultural awareness and celebrating cultural differences. I'm interested in learning about the social, cultural, and economic relationships that exist between Australia and Asia, and how these relationships can be further developed in the future, particularly in the Australia-China space. With the assistance of my Asian Exchange Scholarship, I lived and worked in China for a year which included many exciting experiences, such as studying Mandarin, volunteer teaching in rural areas, and seeing the diversity and growth of this fascinating country firsthand.

Interests & Passions

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Intercultural awareness
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Education
  • Writing

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