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15 MINUTES: Bringing stories to Tembusu

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15 Minutes is the first Tembusu college-wide public speaking event. The theme for this inaugral event is: Bringing Stories to Tembusu. The speakers for the event will share personal narratives from their hearts concerning a diverse range of topics.

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1) Neo Mei Lin, Marine Biologist

Dr Neo Mei Lin is a passionate marine biologist and Research Fellow at the Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI). She is more affectionately known as the “Mother of Clams” by her peers due to her research in the highly endangered Giant Clams since 2006. At such a young age, she already has multiple accolades under her belt, including making it to Forbes’ inaugural 30 Under 30 Asia list in 2016, being awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship in 2015. She has also been selected to be a TED Fellow in 2017, giving her an opportunity to share her work on a global stage. Come on down and hear her unique experience!

2) Subaraj Rajathurai, Wildlife Consultant

Mr Subaraj is a self-taught naturalist and veteran wildlife consultant. He is also Singapore’s first ever nature guide! Over the past 35 years, he has been active in the nature scene, campaigning behind the scenes to preserve some of Singapore’s well-loved ecosystems, including Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Lower Peirce Reservoir and Chek Jawa. Come and hear his personal journey in nature conservation and how Singapore’s nature conservation scene has evolved over the years!

3) Sai Surya Yarlagadda, Student (Tembusu College)

Surya is pursuing a double degree in Economics and Engineering. Recently, he was sponsored to go on a trip to Norway, to observe a Young-Sustainable-Impact (YSI) conference. He met 25 young people from all around the world on his trip. Surya will be talking about some of these amazing changemakers, and what we can learn from them.

4) Mohamed Imran Khan, Student (Tembusu College)

Mohamed Imran Khan is intending to major in Political Science. His story revolves around his late father, who was a legendary and inspirational figure to him. Imran recalls how his father brought him up, always leading by example and being a role model to those around him. He will also share how he has since coped with his father’s death and the importance of family.

5) Jonatan Mizrahi-Werner, Student (Tembusu College)

Jonatan is an exchange student from Denmark who is pursuing Sociology. He will share his experience organizing a co-existence festival in Denmark for both Jews and Muslims. Jonatan recalls the time when a terror attack struck Denmark, and he will speak about the importance of finding unity even in division.

6) Tammy Tan, Student (Tembusu College)

Tammy Tan is intending to major in Literature. Having been in psychiatric wards, she will share her mental health journey, as well as the stories of those she met in the wards. She hopes to debunk the idea of mentally ill people being "crazy" and open up a conversation on a topic that is traditionally avoided and stigmatized.

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Please be seated by 6.50pm at Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium.

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