Yeoh Chen Chow
Cornell University ’05
Chen Chow has been involved with this US Applications Workshop since back in its early days in 2006, when it was organized in the form of US Education Fair. He graduated from Cornell University, with major in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with triple minors in Information Science, Engineering Management, Industrial System & Information Technology. Prior to that, he was from Overseas Preparatory Program at INTEC, Raffles Junior College (Singapore) and Jit Sin High School.
Currently, he is the Regional Operations Director for Asia Pacific for Groupon. He is also the Chief Operating Officer of Groupon Malaysia and serves in the board of director of Groupon Sdn. Bhd. He also represents Groupon in the Board Observer seat of Life Media Limited (which is a joint venture between Groupon, Tencent and Legend Capital in China). Prior to that, he served as Product Manager at JobStreet.com and Management Consultant at Accenture.
Chen Chow has been the Chairman of Cornell Alumni Admission Ambassador Network for Malaysia since 2007. He has been a mentor in McKinsey’s Youth Leadership Academy since 2010. For the past few years, he has been involved with Project What’s After SPM, Young Corporate Malaysians, Malaysian Student Leaders Summit, Malaysian Mensa, American Universities Alumni Malaysia, Malaysia Sudoku Society, ReCom.org etc.
Olin College of Engineering ’13
Philip Z Loh is very fond of puzzles and games. For some reason, he is able to walk his own balance between strategic planning and inspired improvisation. He has been involved in a couple USApps programs before 2013, and finds comfort both in being part of the organizing committee and an on-site facilitator. He doesn’t think he’s too old for this; not just yet.
Philip graduated from Olin College of Engineering’s Class of 2013, and will work in the technology industry for the foreseeable future.
Ng Sin Seanne
Mount Holyoke College ’14
Sin Seanne is about to embark her final year at Mount Holyoke College with a double major in Economic and Environmental Studies. She has been with USAPPS since 2010 as a facilitators and in 2012, she was part of the core organizing committee. Sin Seanne is very passionate about American education as she believes that students should be given the option and flexibility to explore who they are and what they want to do. The US liberal arts system does exactly this and she wants to spread the beauty of an American education to Malaysian students. Another contributing factor to the beauty of American education is the endless amounts of delicious hot dogs and the gorgeous New England Fall season (that is if you go to school in the Northeast).
This year, she continues to stay on in USAPPS as an advisor to the new core organizing committee because she believes that USAPPS serves as an avenue for Malaysian students to explore the option of higher education in the USA.
Ng Jung Kian
University of Southern California ’14
Jung Kian is a rising senior at University of Southern California (USC) with an intended major of Mechanical Engineering. Being part of USAPPS for 5 straight years, he has decided to be physically absent at the workshops and advise the organizing team from the background. He’ll be taking summer classes at USC, a school he truly adores.
With the hope of graduating next May, he wishes to be physically present at USAPPS 2014 to continue preaching US Liberal Arts Education and spreading the founding ideals of USAPPS. He believes in something John F. Kennedy said, “To those whom much is given, much is expected.” He’s contactable via njkian[at]gmail[dot]com.
University of Pennsylvania ’14
Jason Leong is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania, soon to return to complete his penultimate year in his degree in Finance, Accounting and Psychology. He is grateful of how his time at Penn has given him the chance to discover more about himself, the world, the change he now believes he can make; and most importantly, how the insight he gained as a participant in the USAPPS workshop then guided him to work towards the dream school he is in today. On days when he’s not glued to his computer screen churning out answers to his problem sets, you can find him humming to Swedish House Mafia, inhaling Malaysian food, or exuberantly sharing with people his experiences and opportunities the US education system has to offer. He can be reached at jasonleong28[at]gmail[dot]com.
Mount Holyoke College ’15
Adelyn is a rising junior at Mount Holyoke College, double majoring in Mathematics and International Political Economy. She is a strong advocate for liberal arts colleges, and has helped out with USAPPS in 2011 and 2012. While she will not be around during the 2013 series of workshops, Adelyn is happy to talk to prospective students about tertiary education in the US, particularly about liberal arts colleges, financial aid, and college affordability. She may be contacted at adelynyeoh[at]gmail[dot]com.