I am a graduate student in David Wilcove's lab (The Drongos) in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. I have broad research interests in tropical conservation ecology and biogeography. For my dissertation research, I am currently studying the effects of land use change on freshwater systems in Southeast Asia. By combining field research and macroecological analyses, I will attempt to quantify the impact of land-use change on freshwater fish communities, with an emphasis on peat swamp forests. My research would not be possible without the financial support of Rufford Small Grants Foundation, IDEA WILD, Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund, and grants from David Wilcove.
Before starting graduate school in Princeton, I completed my B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. degrees at the National University of Singapore. Both degrees were completed under the supervision of Professors Navjot Sodhi, Hugh Tan, and Corey Bradshaw. Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy playing football (or soccer in the US), tennis, and table tennis in the little free time I have these days.