Interested in a broad range of fields from engineering to biology, I am working towards contributing to scientific knowledge in my free time as a citizen scientist. I endeavor to solve problems at the interface of engineering and natural sciences; for example, understanding biology from an engineering perspective. Another area of interest to me is the climate change, water and energy nexus. Besides research, I am also actively engaged in thinking about various issues in university education and is an editorial board member of the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. Drawing from my experience as teaching assistant and mentor to undergraduate research students, I developed two pedagogical tools: bacterial calligraphy and teaching MALDI-TOF MS microbe identification. Graduated with a masters in chemical engineering and bachelor in environmental engineering from the National University of Singapore, I see contributing to academia and scientific research as my mission in life.