This site is a compilation of Pei Ling’s published work and postgraduate research.
An accomplished writer and an award-winning journalist, Pei Ling is adept at transforming complex and dry subjects into digestible, engaging content. From covering international climate negotiations and corporate finance to summarising timber trade flow studies into policy briefs, she has never shied away from technical topics.
She has served as a staff and freelance writer for the foreign, national and local press since graduating with a first-class journalism degree from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. Her bylines have appeared in National Geographic News, Nikkei Asian Review, Esquire Malaysia, The Malaysian Insight, The Star, Focus Malaysia, Selangor Times and The Nut Graph. In 2011, she won Penang’s inaugural Green Journalism Award (Special Prize). She was selected to attend the 2015 Asia News Network Sustainable Economy Fellowship, 2017 Asia Pacific Feminist Forum and 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation Follow the Climate Money training.
Pei Ling is passionate about connecting people and ideas through the power of storytelling and rigorous research. Her career is an unfolding story about the challenges and satisfaction of building bridges across sectors, disciplines, cultures and siloes. She has served as a senior researcher with the National Water Services Commission in Malaysia and as a communication officer with the European Forest Institute after earning a Master of Arts in Environment and Development (Merit) from King’s College London as a Chevening scholar. Recently, she was a Tunku scholar at the University of Cambridge where she read an MPhil in Anthropocene Studies. In early 2021, the University of Oxford and Linacre College offered her a spot to pursue an MSc in Water Policy, Science and Management.
She carries out freelance and voluntary work for international and Malaysian non-profits as well as commercial clients. She speaks English, Mandarin and Malay. Contact her at peilinggan [a] gmail.com or via LinkedIn.