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Meira Chen

Class Year: 2018

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: University of New South Wales

State: NSW

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Meira Chen

Class Year: 2018

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: University of New South Wales

State: NSW

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Biography

Some of the best friendships I formed in Asia were only possible because I conversed in the other person's native language. If my experiences have taught me one lesson, it would be that intercultural understanding is an indispensable life skill, particularly as Australia and Asia become more interconnected. My vision is to provide Australians with opportunities to engage with Asian languages, culture and history from an early school age so that growing up, they come to appreciate diversity.

When I am not at my desk, you will find me belting out Chinese folk songs, or on a dance floor.

Skills & Expertise

  • Australia-East Asia relations
  • Education policy
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • International human rights law
  • Asian languages

My fondest childhood memory is getting rewarded with stickers for sleeping during official preschool nap time.


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