I am a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. I specialize in the fields of comparative politics and public policy. My research interests are in the areas of populism, parties and political organizations, and comparative policy processes, with a regional focus on East Asia.

I graduated with a Master of Arts in Regional Studies: East Asia from Columbia University. I was a recipient of the Tan Ean Kiam Postgraduate Scholarship (2021) from the Tan Kah Kee Foundation and the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship (2017-2018).

Born and raised in Singapore. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.


Working Paper
Institutional Racism in International Relations (with Phillip Y. Lipscy)

2019. “Supporting Variability in Women’s Lifestyles: A Study of Single-Motherhood Transition in South Korea and Japan.Journal of Asian Public Policy 12(2): 125-143. (with Jennifer So) [peer-reviewed article]

Teaching Assistant

Democracy in the Social Media Age (Ronald Deibert)Winter 2021
Democracy in Theory and Practice (Justin N. Bumgardner)Fall 2022
Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning I (Kenichi Ariga)Fall 2021
Japanese Politics (Phillip Y. Lipscy)Winter 2023
Winter 2022
Winter 2021
Undergraduate Methods (Randy Besco)AY2022-23
Writing Development InitiativeSummer 2021