John Pennington (@JSPennington)

John Pennington is an English freelance writer and a self-published author. He graduated from the University of Warwick with a bachelor’s degree in French and History in 2006. After spending time as a sports journalist, he now writes about politics, history and social affairs.


Zachary Frye (@FryeZacahry)

Zach is a writer and researcher based in Bangkok. He studied Political Science at DePaul University and International Relations at Harvard. Interests include human rights, political affairs and the intersections of culture and religion.

Joelyn Chan

Joelyn is a freelance writer based in Singapore. She graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Double Bachelor in Accountancy and Business. During her free time, she explores the latest developments in fintech and business.

Dora Heng (@Dora_Heng)

Dora hails from Singapore but has lived and worked across Asia, North America and Africa. She is interested in how digital economies can support growth across Southeast Asia. She is currently pursuing her masters degree at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Niranjan Marjani (@NiranjanMarjani)

Niranjan Marjani is an Independent journalist and researcher based in Vadodara, India. His areas of specialisation are international relations and geopolitics.

Helena Kerr

Helena is currently a graduate student at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is interested in labour market growth and social protection issues across Southeast Asia.

Maegan Liew

Maegan studies Political Science at the National University of Singapore. She enjoys discussing international relations and seeks to better understand the world through writing.

Umair Jamal (@UmairJamal15)  

Umair Jamal is a freelance journalist and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Otago, New Zealand.  

Tze Ni Yeoh (@hamtze)  

Tze Ni Yeoh is an economist-turned-sustainability professional. She recently graduated from Harvard Kennedy School and is working in international development. She is interested in the circular economy, waste management and sustainable and human-centered design.

Grace Lim (@gracelimxyz)

Grace is a Singapore-based journalist who examines the impact of policies and decisions on the unseen corners of Asia.

Natasha Teja

Natasha is a British/Indonesian freelance writer based in Singapore. With a background in geopolitics, she is interested in writing about the current political and socioeconomic issues facing Asia.

Andrea Chloe Wong

Andrea holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. She previously worked as a Senior Researcher at the Foreign Service Institute of the Philippines.