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Jemimah Wei
Class of 2015 (UG) & Class of 2018 (PG)
MFA Candidate at Columbia University | Host | Writer

My time at NTU was very precious to me - not just in terms of studying under the stellar, committed cast of professors, but also in terms of the community of writers and readers I forged in my time there. Given the massive range of courses both within the School of Humanities, the larger College of Arts and Social Sciences, and the University as a whole, we were constantly encouraged to dabble, to diversify, and as a result, saw learning not just as study, but also as play. This took shape in my media work later on, both onscreen as a host, and behind the scenes as screenwriter and producer.

Since graduating, I've returned to NTU to do my MA in English, Creative Writing, which included a year of teaching, and am now pursuing my MFA in Fiction at Columbia, where I've recently been named a 2020 De Alba fellow. Writing is solitary but a writer's life is not. Finding mentorship in NTU's writing department was absolutely essential to me in illuminating the ways a writing practice could manifest, especially with regards to sharpening my concerns as a writer. It also solidified my belief in the importance of a reading and writing community, which later led to my work with local booksellers on in-store curation, and with regional organizations on establishing a scholarship and mentorship program for students interested in pursuing an education in the arts and humanities.

SoH Alumni Association

SoH Alumni

Welcome to the SoH Alumni Community!

We have a wide array of activities, organised by the SoH Alumni Association Executive Committee (SoHAA Exco), for alumni to reconnect with your school mates, seniors, and juniors. The activities include webinars, baking classes, art jamming sessions, movie screenings and many more.

Information on our latest events can be found below.