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Ann Wen

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The University of Sydney

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: NSW

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Ann Wen

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The University of Sydney

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: NSW

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Biography

As an Asian-Australian woman, I have been lucky to grow up in East-Asian and Western cultures. I learnt to be open-minded and curious in Australian classrooms, values that are characteristic to Australian culture. I also watched my migrant parents restart their professional and personal lives after 30, learning resilience and work ethic. Experiencing two cultural upbringings makes me optimistic of the future commercial and political relations between Australia and Asia.

 

In this sense, I hope to use my Chinese Studies and Law degrees to work in a global enterprise, bringing regions closer together through business and shared values. Alongside my domestic studies, I have studied in Peking University, Fudan University and Kathmandu School of Law, clerked at a top-tier law firm and have led over 3,000 law students at the University of Sydney. These experiences give me the skills to problem-solve and lead cross-culturally. Outside of my studies I am a keen boxer, having trained in Sydney and Thailand, and will always say yes to a game of Aussie Rules.

Skills & Expertise

  • Problem-solving
  • Tax Law
  • Development and Human Rights Law
  • Gender Equality in sports
  • Leadership

The best advice I’ve been given is to never constrict yourself to one perspective or worldview.


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