Hello! I’m Firqin (fiːrkiːn), an MA (Research) candidate at the National University of Singapore majoring in English Language and Linguistics. I am a Tan Mei Ming scholar, US-ASEAN Women’s leadership fellow, and a Goh Sin Tub creative writing award winner.

Before going back to school, I was working with linguists and engineers to refine bilingual speech recognition systems.

Outside of the classroom, I am the program director and co-founder of 2 non-profit organisations and write for a London-based website. It is in these spaces where I channel my energy and determination in constructing a better society.

Program Director at Penawar

Writer at REWRITE London

Co-founder of No Readgrets Bookclub