Another kind of Yeo's
The “Yeo Brothers” as they are hilariously known on the Yale-NUS College campus, first met in summer school at Yale University. Despite coming from very different worlds, Jared and Walter clicked almost immediately and have since founded several not-for-profit organizations. Together, they have conquered conferences around the world, bagging numerous prizes along the way such as the coveted Best Diplomacy Award at Harvard World Model United Nations 2015 and organized ground-breaking local events like Policies Not Platitutes: A #GE2015 Policy Forum - the first ever multi-party General Elections dialogue held at the National University of Singapore.
Head of Curriculum Design and Director for Global Citizenship
Despite being a serial globetrotter, Jared has always been at the heart of The Global Citizen. At one point, he even managed his projects from Georgia, where he was interning with the United Nations Association of Georgia. Formerly from Pioneer Junior College, Jared witnessed firsthand the importance of having 21st century skills and global perspectives. Hence, he has made it his mission to ensure that more students received this crucial form of education, which also explains his role as Head of Curriculum Development. He firmly believes in the importance of global citizenship education because it prepares the youth of today to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Moreover, having led the organization of countless community involvement camps as well as orientation programs such as the inaugural Yale-NUS College Singaporientation in 2013, Jared has seen the benefits of harnessing an experiential learning approach and hopes to develop this pedagogy further.
A senior at Yale-NUS College, Jared is pursuing a major in Global Affairs and a minor in Environmental Studies. His academic interests lie in studying and analysing human security and social justice issues with an area specialization in East Asia. As such, and to satisfy his wanderlust, Jared has pursued his love for international relations in four continents during his undergraduate career alone. He most recently returned from New York, USA where he was enrolled in an exchange program with Columbia University.
Prior to co-founding The Global Citizen, Jared had returned to his alma mater as a relief teacher and was a private tutor for five years. Jared’s research work on human rights issues of the Rohingya refugees in Malaysia was also most recently featured by the Clinton Foundation at Berkeley University.
Head of Business Development, Finance and Human Resource, and Director for Debate
Fascinated with doing anything worth over doing, it is no surprise that Walter helms the business and strategic development of The Global Citizen. He draws on years of experience as a student-entrepreneur, and was the main architect responsible for bringing several companies under one roof. Some of his other appointments include him serving on the Board of Directors for MUN inc. and Impressionists. His academic interests however focus on criminal and military law as well as global security. He has thus completed stints with the Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was stationed at the Singapore Consulate in Mumbai, India working on understanding national considerations behind foreign policy.
On weekdays, Walter is a senior at Asia’s Global Law School - the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale-NUS College where he is concurrently pursuing a double-degree in Law and Liberal Arts with a minor in Global Affairs. Having spent nine years participating, adjudicating, and training at over 40 Model United Nations conferences and debate tournaments worldwide, Walter has developed a passion for education and global citizenry. He has worked with students from across Asia-Pacific, honing their core skills and shaping their perspectives on pertinent issues using a myriad of experiential learning methods. For which, he was invited to speak at a Tedx Youth talk.
In his “free time”, Walter is the resident coach of one of Singapore’s top debating schools, ACS (Independent), of which he is also a proud alumnus. He was also formerly the youngest member elected to the Executive Committee of the Debate Association (Singapore), where he served as its Treasurer and Director for Adjudication Management from 2011 to 2014. Today, he continues to volunteer with the Military Justice Project as its Head for Publicity and Fundraising, is a REACH Youth Ambassador, and was recently appointed President of Migrant Workers Awareness Week 2017. Walter is also a member of the Youth South East Asian Leaders Initiative and will be representing Singapore at the Youth Unite Against Drugs conference in Myanmar, organized by the US Department of State.