Chloe was born and lives in the city of Hong Kong. She is an avid member of her school’s news express head team, and has written various articles for the platform Medium. She is fascinated by both Science and Mathematics, as she believes that it allows her to discover and inquire, to be stumped by questions, and to be galvanised by proofs. Being pro-equality, Chloe has actively engaged in educational volunteering at volunteer tutorial centres, teaching children who would otherwise be unable to gain sufficient educational aid. A recent personal project she has been working on is the organising of a charity concert to fundraise for a special educational needs school in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Maro was born in Dublin, Ireland but lived in Lagos for many years before moving to the UK for A-levels. She is interested in topical issues such as, African development and the effects of neo-colonialism, black feminism and the role of popular culture in the 21stcentury. She is the co-founder of Patterns of Africa, a politics society that introduces high-school students to African history and politics that is amiss from the national curriculum. Additionally, she is the co-founder of Writer’s Block, a creative writing society for pre-teens. When Maro is not running student societies, she curates online content on feminism in Nigeria and race relations. She hopes to study Politics and International relations at university.
Sierra was born in Bermuda but currently lives in Hong Kong. She is undertaking the IB programme, studying History, Global Politics, English, Math, Mandarin Ab. and Environmental Social Studies. Sierra loves to read when time permits, and enjoys debating as well. She is interested in women's rights, socio-economic disparity, racial issues and mental health rights. In the future, she hopes to study law in the UK.
Tshepo is from Gaborone, Botswana where he lived for 17 years. He is currently an IB Diploma Student in Hong Kong. Tshepo is passionate about international relations, current affairs, and global politics, and hopes to study International Relations or Political Science at university in order to help improve his country's current political system, and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. In his free time he enjoys reading novels, writing, playing the violin and listening to music.
Daiana was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan but she has travelled a lot independently. She has lived in Dubai and now studies in Bristol, UK. Daiana is currently a sixth form student, studying English Literature, Politics and Maths at A-level. She is interested in cultural diplomacy and analysing current affairs from a more introspective point of view, and hopes to contribute to meaningful change in vital issues around the world. As a result, Daiana hopes to pursue a career in International Relations.
Kina is Japanese, Taiwanese and American, and has lived in Singapore for 7 years, but currently studies in the UK. She is extremely passionate about equal education rights for all genders and economic classes. She is the editor of Horizons (her school's newspaper) and head of D4C club. She is also writer for Root Policy, a student-led newspaper company. Kina hopes to become a journalist and give a voice to people who are being silenced in some countries, helping them claim power through pen and paper.
Maryam is from Nigeria and currently goes to boarding school in the UK, but lives in Berlin. She is interested in law, musical theatre and everything in between. She has a specific interest in women's evolving role in society, feminism and US politics. She is also interested in race relations, and frequently discusses these topics with friends and family. Maryam currently studies Economics, English Literature and Theatre Studies at A-level, participates in MUN, Creative Writing and is House Captain to the her house at school. She loves movies (especially the ones that make her feel nostalgic - Disney) and would like to start a podcast with guests to discuss a wide variety of topics. Maryam hopes to study law at university, to help her explore and develop her views on her interests further.
Dasha was born in Moscow but has grown up in Bristol, UK. She currently studies History, English Literature and Economics at A-Level and hopes to carry on with History at university next year. Dasha is a part of her school’s Model of United Nations club, as well as a founder of the Entertainment Committee at school. She is passionate about striving towards gender equality, raising awareness about sexual health issues, as well as climate change, and worldwide education. She is also a keen traveller, and loves experiencing and exploring what other cultures have to offer and learning more about them.
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Lauren was born in Seattle, USA but has lived for many years in the UK, where she currently attends school. She hopes to study either Law or Medicine at university. She is interested in human rights, particularly those of minority groups, and the repercussions of stereotypes surrounding such people. This interest stems from Lauren’s volunteering experience with the Riding for the Disabled Association, when she worked with disabled children who were learning how to ride horses and become more independent.
Larissa was born in Shanghai, and lived there for five years before moving to Hong Kong for primary school, and eventually, to the UK for secondary school. She is currently studying for her GCSEs, and as an aspiring doctor, attends Medical Ethics Club at her school. She is interested in medical issues, such as neglected tropical diseases - a global issue that is often overlooked. Larissa hopes to raise awareness for this issue, and explore the relation between a politics and healthcare. She also enjoys art and literature, especially the works of Tolkien. With a group of her friends, she is planning to start a video series discussing history, STEM, and culture.