Sally is one of the Media and Marketing Coordinators for the 2019 Asia Pacific Week Conference.
She is currently in her fifth year of a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and Bachelor of International Relations, with a specialisation in International Security and a minor in Mandarin.
What issue in the Asia-Pacific region are you most passionate about/intrigued by?
As the Asia-Pacific region continues to develop, I am intrigued by the interplay of existing cultural norms and ground-breaking social movements (particularly human rights). In an ever-changing, adaptive society, I think it is crucial to reconcile long-standing traditions with inevitable change.
What is special about the place you grew up?
Growing up, I always felt as though I had two hometowns. I have fond memories in both Seoul, South Korea (where I was born) and in Newington, Sydney Australia (where my most impactful childhood memories were made). In Seoul, life was technologically fast-paced and as kids we were raised to be highly independent. Some of my earliest memories consist of my older brother and I visiting the stationery store ('moonbangoo'), playing games at the arcade and buying food by ourselves when we were 3 and 4 years old. In Newington, life was rich with nature and had the warmth of a real community. All the neighbourhood kids would meet up on their tricycles and scooters, and go explore hidden parks.
What are three things you want to do before you die?
Win a taco eating competition, do a motorbike tour around a country and learn scuba diving.