A global citizen at heart, Jared is passionate about global education and experiential learning approaches. Jared has pursued a major in Global Affairs at National University of Singapore, where he was also awarded the NUS Student Achievement Award for Leadership in 2016. Believing firmly in the importance of global citizenship education as it prepares the youth of today to meet the challenges of tomorrow, Jared co-founded The Global Citizen and Global Citizenship Institute to ensure that more students receive this crucial form of education.
Originally from Colombo, Sri Lanka, Lishani moved to Singapore six years ago to pursue her studies at Yale-NUS College. She graduated with Honors with a degree in Literature, and completed a thesis that investigated diasporic trauma in postcolonial Sri Lankan literature. While at Yale-NUS, Lishani honed her skills as a creative writer. She has performed her work at the Singapore Writers’ Festival in 2014 and 2017, and has been published in print and online in Singapore, Sri Lanka and the United States. Most recently, she won an Honorable Mention for the Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, judged by New York Times Best Selling Author, Roxane Gay. Lishani has also taught creative writing at the high school and undergraduate level, and was a Peer Writing Tutor for two years at the Yale-NUS College Writers’ Centre.