Ong Kai Ling
Management Assistant Officer
Board Secretariat, Corporate Administration & Risk Management Department

Armed with her signature smile, Kai Ling talks to The Insider  about her work and personal life. 

The beauty of Risk Management and Board Secretariat

Brace yourself for a long story. 

Stephanie Ho,  
Secretary, Programme in Neuroscience & Behavioural Disorders (NBD)

The Insider: NBD colleague Stephanie shares about work, her love for photography, baking and what matters most in life.

Stephanie and one of her many photography masterpieces!

The Duke-NUS family

This is my 10th year of service and I have forged deep friendships with both my former and current colleagues and bosses. I consider Duke-NUS my second home.

Lee Wee Ming, Assistant Manager 
Development Department

The Insider: Wee Ming loves crunching numbers at work, but in his free time he does an incredible amount of outdoor sports such as scuba diving in more than seven countries to date. The Insider chats with him.

Wee Ming – ambassador for the great outdoors!


Sherna D Wadia
Senior Manager
Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE)

The Insider welcomes Sherna from CoRE who was recently conferred the Values Ambassador Awards 2016. With a background in design, business development and branding, Sherna joined the team over 2 years ago. Here, she shares with us what motivates her and how she manages work and family. 

Tell us more about CoRE and your role in the team.


Ching Jianhong (Instructor) & Ho Jia Pei (Research Assistant) 
Programme in Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders

The Insider: Partners in science and in real life. Married with a 2 year old kid, Jianhong is an Instructor at the Metabolomics Core Facility, while Jia Pei is a Research Assistant in Jean-Paul Kovalik's lab. Contrary to popular belief, Jianhong did not get to know Jia Pei in Duke-NUS. More of that later.

Ong Yen May
Media Specialist, Communications

The Insider: May is full of fun! We mean our media specialist Ong Yen May. Read and find out more!

Ola! So, the first thing you’d probably notice about me is my tan. It’s a badge of honour I wear from paddling. I love being out on the water! Currently, I paddle in a dragon boat with the Canadian Dragons Singapore, and in an outrigger canoe with the Singapore Paddle Club. There is nothing quite like sitting on the water with the wind in your face and the sun shining overhead, disconnected from the wired world we often find ourselves in. And, as a bonus, I get to compete both locally and internationally. The outrigger sprint championships are coming up in Tahiti in 2018. Isn’t that something to look forward to?

Gavia Karen Lozada
Management Assistant Officer, 
Programme in Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders, Office of Research

The Insider checks in with Karen to find out more about her administrative journey.

Evonne Liu, Executive and 
Ng Zhi Mao, Learning & Development Specialist 
Human Resources Department

The Insider got up close and personal with two colleagues from the Talent & Development Team for a ‘LEARNing’ session. Here’s what Zhi Mao (everyone calls him Mao) and Evonne shared with us…

Hope you like all our training & development programmes!


Elysia Su & Ha Tran
Research Assistants, Academic Medicine Education Institute (AM•EI) 
Office of Education

The Insider catches up with Elysia & Ha from Duke University, here on a one year internship with the Office of Education. For starters, here are some fun facts about this duo!

Number of countries visited

Elysia: 22  Ha: 17

Favourite lunch spot 

Elysia: Muchachos  Ha: Aloha Poke 

Favourite Singlish phrase

Elysia: Siao (crazy) Ha: Bo jio (not calling someone along to an event/activity) 

Strange obsession

Elysia: Fonts  Ha: Magnets 


Jamie Low
Executive, Student Recruitment, Admissions & Financial Aid 
Office of Education
Years in Duke-NUS: 1 year+

The Insider: Since Jamie is the editor for the Admissions Blog ‘Upbeat’, she gets to contribute for once and here’s what you need to know about her.

1) Is this your first job in a school setting?

Yes it is. That said, my job scope at Duke-NUS is similar to my previous job at A*STAR, where my primary role was to promote scholarships. Here, I promote the MD and PhD programmes to a similar audience.