Name: Chooi-An Khoo
Role: Co-President and AMI’s mom
Year: 5th Year
Strength: Growing watermelons, capsicums, and beans. Everything that I sow into the earth grows.
Weakness: Vertically challenged.
Interests outside of university: Sustainability, Michael B Jordan, and finding doggo memes.
When and why did you join AMI?
I joined AMI not knowing what I was getting myself into. I heard a bit about the organisation through a couple of friends and quite liked the idea of it. So I applied to be the Director of Administration & HR and Treasurer, but I somehow became the Director of Professional Development. In this role, I connected with our students, learnt more about the organisation, and my love for AMI gradually grew over the year.
Then I started to realise that there was so much more that we could do for our students. So I signed up to be the Co-President for 2018 with the goal of building a close-knit AMI community and to provide greater value for our students. So far, I’ve been working tirelessly to achieve this goal, and being able to see our students make friends, grow, and make an impact is truly motivating and fulfilling!
What are your career aspirations?
I don’t have a set career aspiration, but I have always wanted to work for BBC Earth to help create wildlife documentaries. It would be a dream come true to be involved in making the next Blue Planet or Planet Earth series.
Alternatively, I would love to create an organisation for wildlife conservation or environmental sustainability. But life is a marathon and not a sprint, so I’ll slowly work my way towards that dream.
What do you think is the most valuable thing that you can derive from university?
Knowing where the cheap eats are.
If you were a university course, what would you be?
Maths 108 because I can come off as scary at first, but when you start to get to know me I’m surprisingly okay.