Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of United Singapore. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.
Gabriella founded United Singapore back in 2015 when she was just 16 years old. She has lived in Singapore since the age of 10 and considers here home. When she saw the prevalent gap between the local and international communities, and how both were isolated in their own little bubbles with preconceived notions of one another. Gabriella felt it was her responsibility as permanent resident to address this issue of integration, whilst living in this wonderful melting pot of cultures, ethnicities and religions. Through her time here, she has not only brought her vision of integration into reality, but also recruited an executive team with student representatives across the nation. All working towards a common goal of a more United Singapore.
Aadhiya Jeharajah is a public relations manager and has been recently been promoted as the President at United Singapore. She was born and raised in Thailand for most of her childhood before moving to Singapore, this being her eleventh year here. In addition to this, both her parents are Sri-Lankan and have raised her using different parts of their culture and the ones she’s lived in, enabling her to have a deeper understanding about the people she meets everyday. After seeing first hand the cultural divide, Aadhiya joined United Singapore to spread the pride of our Singaporean national identity and allow it to bring a sense of unity to the country regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion.
Nandini Rai is a publicity manager at United Singapore. She has grown up in Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. She is very passionate about music, specifically singing, and that is something she wants to pursue in the future. She was one of the finalists for United Singapore’s campaign: SING SINgapore 2017, and that is when she found great interest in United Singapore and their vision. She has been studying in international schools her whole life and has had great exposure to many different aspects due to all the clubs and shows she takes part in outside of school. She has really seen the divide between international school students and local school students in not just Singapore, but all the cities she has lived in. She has keen interest to understand why this is the case, and is beyond excited to spread United Singapore’s message. She is looking forward to work with this organisation to make an impact in the area of national identity and integration between different groups.
Chiara Petersen is a member of the executive publicity management team at United Singapore. She was born in Jakarta and was raised by parents coming from Indonesia and Denmark, but has lived 4 years in Shanghai before moving to Singapore. As a social personality who thoroughly enjoys establishing new friendships with people regardless of where they are from, United Singapore was especially enticing as it supports this idea. She hopes to bring about a better sense of integration between the local and the international school students, particularly in the school she currently attends -- CIS.
April Yoon is a publicity manager at United Singapore. She was born in South Korea and raised predominantly in Singapore. She has attended the Singapore American School for over 11 years, which has helped cultivate her understanding of multiethnic environments, along with great appreciation and interest for the nature of cultural diversity within societies. April joined United Singapore in hopes of bringing to light the issue of disintegration within Singapore and supporting ways to alleviate it. In addition, she sees the role multiracialism has as a catalyst for disintegration, but believes this can be utilized to comprehensively combat this issue as well. She hopes to pursue political sciences as a major in the future, and she believes her role as publicity manager can allow her to utilize social media as an outlet for spreading awareness while broadening her perspective regarding political issues.