It is through my Bachelor of International Relations and Diploma in Arts (Hist.) that I discovered my passion for research and Asia, its politics and relationship with Australia. Having been fortunate to study with lecturers which inspired me in exploring the world of research and grateful to have been directly involved through various organisations in a number of research activities, including policy, I firmly believe in the power and importance of research in ‘making sense’ of, and providing the tools to improve, the world surrounding us.
A key experience was when I worked on a technical report for a regional governmental organisation that explored youth volunteering in its communities, and how to encourage it. There, the ability of research to ‘make sense’ of reality, showed its capability to provide tools to help improving such reality. Of course, my research interest also very much includes Asia and its relationship to Australia, the focus of my international relations capstone as well as my political analysis authorship. On exchange I will be studying at National University of Singapore, located in a city constituting a focal academic hub in Asia and a melting pot of its cultures, where I hope to explore further this passion. From there, I hope to continue working on ‘making sense’ of the world surrounding us, creating tools enabling betterment and/or further understanding.
I am also a avid chess player and I actively volunteer on my University Campus.
Skills & Expertise
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Research and editorial processes
- Electoral and International Relations theories
- Project development
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