Our Ambassadors

The Global Affairs major at Yale-NUS College is supported by Student Ambassadors who serve to introduce the major to interested students as well as support all Global Affairs events. They are an essential part of the Global Affairs team and are involved in the minute details of organizing events that bring the world to Yale-NUS. To see who our current Student Ambassadors are, check out their profiles below.

Huang Runchen (2021)

Class of 2022

Hello! My name is Runchen and I’m from the class of 2022! I chose the GA major because of my interest in global issues of human rights, inequality and development and I hope to pursue a career in related fields as well. Feel free to hit me up for a chat on the GA major, I will try my best to answer your questions! Please let me know if you have any ideas for events and initiatives in GA as well.

Gabe Chua (2021)

Class of 2022

Hi y’all! I’m Gabe from the Class of 2022! I’m from Singapore and Japan, but I grew up in a variety of different places, including the Philippines, Vietnam, the US, and Myanmar. Growing up overseas allowed me to experience a variety of different cultures and peoples, and I developed a passion for gaining a better understanding of how people interact with the global systems and processes around them. I am glad I have been able to thus explore migration, development, globalisation, and international governance at Yale-NUS College, where I am a Global Affairs major. Beyond academics, I am heavily involved in the sports and music scene at Yale-NUS, where you will either find me training with the Ultimate Frisbee and Football teams or jamming at sofasogood and Bread and Jam. I am excited to help support the GA major and faculty as a Student Ambassador, so please let me know if you have any questions about anything related to GA!

Anastasiya Varenytsya (2020)

Class of 2022
My name is Anastasiya (she/her pronouns), class of 2022, and I was born and raised in Chicago, IL. I took my love for international affairs, human rights, intercultural engagement, and social justice issues to study at YNC, where I am a Global Affairs major and Anthropology minor. On campus, you can find me serving at Brewhouse (go-to drink is ice dirty spice with oat milk), working at the Library front desk, dancing, or leading workshops for Kingfishers for Consent. I am excited to advocate for the many opportunities the GA major has to offer for the entire community!

Bilge Arslan (2020)

Class of 2022

Hi! I’m Bilge from the Class of 2022. In addition to serving as an ambassador for Global Affairs, I am also the Regional Coordinator of Asia at European Horizons, and am deeply involved with the Global China Connection and the Roosevelt Institute. In my free time, I learn Chinese, blog about my travel experiences, and love to dance ballroom with the Yale-NUS Ballroom Team.

Tyronne Toh (2019-2020)

Class of 2021

Hi! I’m Tyronne, and I’m from the Class of 2021. I was born and raised here in Singapore; the biggest move in my life has been from Central Singapore to the North West of Singapore. I felt compelled to pursue Global Affairs at Yale-NUS College because how connected Singapore is. We pride ourselves as a hub for trade, finance, and commercial activity – our economy is also kept buoyant by the many migrant talents in our workforce. Accordingly, I find it necessary, as a Singaporean, to have an understanding of GA. Do let me know if you have questions about minoring, or about GA events. I’ll try my best to answer you, or find answers for you! I’m also always happy to talk about any feedback or thoughts you have.

Hanna Jadwiga Wdzieczak (2018-2019)

Class of 2021

Hi! My name is Hanna and I am from the class of 2021. I was born and raised in Poland. What draws me to the GA major is my long-term interest in international affairs. My favourite GA topics include peace & conflict studies as well as global inequality, particularly an unequal access to education. I hope to combine these interests in my future professional life and I think that the multidisciplinary nature of the GA major will help me in achieving it. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the GA major. I am also happy to talk about your ideas on possible events and initiatives in the field of GA.