Class of Spectra 2016: Marie-Therese Alexis Png


What does graduation mean to you?

It is the culmination of all the hard work myself, my family and everyone who supported me.

What is the trajectory you see for yourself?

I will be starting my graduate studies in the US and then China, followed by academia or policy-making at the intersection of neuroscience and culture.

What impact has university had on you?

I have unlearnt a lot, learnt to understand power structures, overcome adversity. My network of friends have deepened my compassion and ability to critique any information handed to me.

Which are your most potent memories of university?

They are mainly centred around conversations with academics and now life-long friends.

What gives you impetus?

The knowledge that I am going to be able to support my loved ones and contribute to the reduction of ignorance and insecurity.


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