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On the Asia News Network Sustainable Economy Fellowship 2015 (Photo credit: Banung Ou)

This site is a compilation of Pei Ling’s published work in the press and postgraduate research.

She has served as a staff and freelance writer for the foreign, national and local press. 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. She graduated with a first-class journalism degree from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in 2010. She was a recipient of UTAR Top Achiever Scholarship, President’s List (2007 & 2008), Dean’s List (2009) and Book Prize (2010).

She penned a monthly environmental column for The Nut Graph from 2010 to 2013. In 2011, she won Penang’s Green Journalism Award (Special Prize) for her column on plastic pollution. Later, she was selected to attend the 2015 Asia News Network Sustainable Economy Fellowship, 2015 AIPP Indigenous Voice in Asia (as one of the speakers), 2017 APWLD Asia Pacific Feminist Forum and 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation Follow the Climate Money training.

In 2013, she was awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office to pursue a Master of Arts in Environment and Development at King’s College London. Upon graduating with a merit in 2014, she has served as a communication officer with the European Forest Institute and a senior researcher with the National Water Services Commission in Malaysia.

In 2020, she won St Catharine’s College Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship to join the first cohort of MPhil in Anthropocene Studies students at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. In early 2021, she secured a spot to read the long-established MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management at the University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment and Linacre College.

She carries out freelance and voluntary work for international and Malaysian non-profits. She speaks English, Mandarin and Malay. Contact her at peilinggan [a] gmail.com or via LinkedIn.

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