Chua Ying Xuan
Co – Founder (Head of Operations)
Ying Xuan is an advocate for sustainability. She first started out by volunteering with various environmental NGOs in Singapore before leading campus-wide green initiatives around the NTU campus and representing Singapore for several conferences in the ASEAN region. She also has since also gone on to explore the possibility of advocating for greater corporate sustainability by working for MNCs such as Unilever and Marina Bay Sands. Ying Xuan hopes that Accommodate could be a platform for self-discovery for youths in Singapore to pursue their passions.
Co – Founder (Head of Programmes)
Sammie considers herself a lover of knowledge and an aspiring advocate. After taking a gap year where she volunteered both locally and overseas, she has transformed into someone who believes she can do much more than just scoring in examinations. She is passionate about various causes, mostly to do with elderly care, early childhood education, the environment, development and the list goes on. Currently, she is happily studying in the University of Hong Kong and leading sustainability initiatives like Urban Farming and Energy Innovation in her residential college.
Head of Marketing
Hazeera is an International Relations student who has recently embarked on her green journey. She tries to spread the green gospel through creative methods of engagement and the world of aesthetics. When she is not at her computer, she tries to be the jane-of-all-trades by being involved in human rights and the non-profit sector. Standing up for what she stands on, she hopes to make sustainable change in her attempts to convert the unconverted.
Vanessa is a science student with a heart for the humanities. She enjoys drama and music as much as she enjoys physics and coding. After undertaking a transformative fellowship and internship with Ground-Up Initiative, she has become invested in community building through innovative workshops and methods. Being a lover of fun, she aspires to one day design rollercoasters. However, she is happy to design Accommodate’s game for the time being. She is also currently undergoing another training programme under Dramabox.
Wong Jun Hao
Progamme Content Head
Jun Hao is a passionate individual who hopes to ignite a change in the world through exploring different perspectives. On top of being a public policy and global affairs major, Jun Hao is an active member of diverse organisations from environmental organisations to community grassroots. Through multiple lens, Jun Hao is able connect the dots between political, social and environmental issues through both a bottom-up and top-down approach.
Chan Wan Ting
Programme Design Head
Wan Ting is a highly energetic individual who hopes to pass on her joy and positivity to others around her. As an animal lover, her passion for cute little creatures has brought her onto a learning journey that opened her eyes to the very threats of climate change. Now, she wants to do her part in protecting our environment. Through Accommodate, she hopes that she is taking her first step in creating change, and to reach out to more people to rise up to meaningful causes. She hopes to see a day when everyone can set aside their selfish desires that harm our fragile little planet.
Sammi is a geography student with a heart for communities. Over the years, she has been active in understanding and engaging with diverse communities. She is passionate about learning sign language and interacting with the Deaf community, and believes that cultivating empathy towards others enables us to make meaningful connections. Through Accommodate, she hopes to highlight different communities in Singapore and to encourage more people to take the first step in understanding those communities.
Yu Tong is a music instrument junkie. She likes to experiment with different sounds through her varied music interest – from piano to guzheng and even the ocarina. Her favourite music is mostly soothing which reflects her calm and patience. She aspires to use her experimentation with music to help others. She is currently an after school care teacher to a class of highly energetic 8 year olds.
Grace Cheong Poh Wai
Grace is a person that takes up as many opportunities as she can to impact the society around her. With that passion, she seeks to learn and equip herself with skills that are essential for a change to occur. Accommodate is a great platform for her to learn more about the social and environmental issues in our society as well as promote the sense of urgency to people who are oblivious about current affairs and the different communities in Singapore.
With a background in Operations and Strategic Management, Jordan is a results driven individual who aims to deliver sustainable impact. His belief of “building a community for the greater good” and his experience from management consulting has led him to volunteer with Conjunct Consulting. He is currently providing pro bono strategy consulting services for Non-Profit Organizations in Singapore. Besides advising and being involved in Accommodate’s business development, Jordan is busy pursuing his interests in song writing and dragon-boating.
Irwin See is the managing director and founder of Irwin’s Study Pte Ltd in 2009, which he set up after years of teaching GP in a MOE JCs. Today, Irwin’s Study is not only well-known for effective GP tuition but also for its contributions to the community through its partnership with MENDAKI in its A-Level Tuition Subsidy Scheme. Recently, he was also appointed as the Chairman of one of the Advisory Committees of Singapore Cancer Society’s ‘Help the Children and Youth Programme’. To further the social impact of Irwin’s Study, Irwin founded The Seed Initiative in June 2018. It aims to provide seed funding and mentoring for social projects that make a positive difference in our worlds, be it in health, education, equality, or social justice. The philosophy of ‘Blessed to be a Blessing’ is a creed that he holds dear to his heart.
An old Raffles Institution boy, Irwin attended the London School of Economics (LSE) for his Bachelor’s degree and Oxford University for his Master’s degree.
Ruo Mei Chua
Driven by a mission to develop a purpose-driven generation and being a mentor by disposition, Ruo-Mei Chua founded Smiling Up The World (SUTW) Impact Consulting, a training consultancy that works closely with universities and corporations to develop millennial professionals from 20 to 40. She has personally trained/spoken to more than 10,000 people worldwide. Key topics include Brand Storytelling, Startup & Corporate Pitching, Future of Work Career Advisory, and Values-Driven Vision Design.
Ruo Mei has lived and worked in five countries, and speaks four main languages. She has been featured on Singapore and Japan’s largest news networks Channel NewsAsia and NHK World, moderated events for global conglomerates such as NatGeo and interviewed guests from ministers, to presidents and CEOs
Ruo Mei graduated phi beta kappa, magna cum laude from Brown University, and is a proud scholar-alumna of United World College (UWC) of The Atlantic.