Petrina Loh

Senior Manager

It’s hard for me to decide where home is. I was born in Michigan, and grew up in Singapore and California. I attended seven different schools in my K-12 education! I did my undergraduate degree at the University of California, San Diego, where I was involved in everything – student government, orientation, residential life, Christian fellowships, and pre-professional organisations. Through my college experiences, I fell into the field of Student Affairs. I was part of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) in my senior year of college, and went on to get my Master’s in Postsecondary Educational Leadership and Student Affairs at San Diego State University. I’ve worked in student activities, first-year programmes, career services, study abroad advising, and residential life. Most recently, I was at Ngee Ann Polytechnic advising the performing arts and cultural student organisations and the students’ union. I’m so thrilled to be at Yale-NUS College! There’s nowhere I rather be than working directly with college students and creating meaningful programmes every day!

Advice for Students

Make full use of every opportunity to grow and discover yourself. College is such a unique season to be challenged in a safe space. We are here for you, so reach out and ask for help!

Fun Fact

I checked an item off my bucket list and got my diving license this year! Unexpectedly, I hated it (much to the relief of my parents) because it was way too quiet underwater. I had no one to talk to! So please come talk to me! I am quite the coffee snob and will be happy to hand brew a cup for you. I only ask that you hand grind your own beans.

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