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  • Rise Global Winner — Global Initiative by Rhodes Trust and Schmidt Futures, Top 100 of 80,000+ Applicants (2022)
  • Spirit of Hong Kong — ”Spirit of Youth“ Award (by South China Morning Post and Sino Group) (2022)
  • Student of the Year “Community Contributor” — Winner (by South China Morning Post and Jockey Club) (2021-2022)
  • American Chamber of Commerce Women of Influence “Young Changemaker” — Finalist (2023)
  • Young Founders Summit — Finalist (Top 6 Teams) (2021)

Growing up in Hong Kong—where 4.17 million tonnes of waste enter landfills annually, and 1,000 tonnes of food waste is produced daily—I’ve witnessed firsthand the environmental effects of industrialisation.

Feeling eco-anxiety about the monumental waste problem, I was keen to solve it! But what could I do – I was 13 years old, with no experience starting a project. So, I asked myself: how can I use my passion and skills to help?

I had recently become interested in business. This is where the idea of social entrepreneurship – using business solutions to develop social issues – came to life! Hence, I founded ReBooked with a mission to keep children’s books from going straight to the landfill. ReBooked has collected over 150,000 , re-sold over 35,000 and re-distributed over 35,000 books to marginalised groups (refugees, ethnic minorities, and the beneficiaries of other non-profit organisations). ReBooked has also expanded to Turkey and Brazil, with high school students collecting and re-distributing books in their communities, and the Philippines, with the help of an NGO partner.

Launching ReBooked, I was met with support from activists, non-profits, and start-ups. Eager to engage with this newfound community, I joined the CDNIS Global Goals Council – a group of three students overlooking service clubs and promoting the SDGs via events – as the event planner, and, as I transferred to Li Po Chun United World College, the sustainability committee and Social Innovation Network Group.

Though I aspired to live my life in a more eco-friendly manner, I did not know how to begin – and I found I wasn’t alone with this sentiment. Consequently, I co-founded EcoGo, an e-directory for sustainable businesses. EcoGo now categorises 200 “green” businesses in Hong Kong, making sustainable consumption accessible and attractive.

My interest in sustainable business prompted participation in Notre Dame’s Leadership Seminar on the environment. Zeroing in on environmental racism, I sought the overlap between environmental science and socioeconomic development. It infuriated me to learn that marginalized groups have been disproportionately affected by environmental issues. Since learning this, I’ve explored the intersection of capitalism and sustainability, by producing a 35-page research paper testing the legitimacy of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Additionally, as an avid paid and probono public speaker and the President of the Kids4Kids Advocates Leadership Team empower others to find their passion in social entrepreneurship, too.

Ultimately, I have grown to be an outstanding student by leveraging my passion in business to promote sustainable development. I aspire to further this interest within academia – likely studying business or environmental policy – and outside academia as a serial social entrepreneur.

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