Ms Joy See Yan Ling

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Joy is a fourth-year undergraduate, majoring in Political Science. She recently returned to Tembusu after a year’s hiatus for NUS Overseas College and Exchange. Prior to joining the Residential Team, Joy was serving in Tembusu Ambassadors and the Alumni Working Group. She particularly loves watching the sunrise and sunsets in Tembusu and having random conversations in the corridor or over runs near NUS.

Having been backpacking in parts of Asia and the United States, she’s always up for an adventure ---especially those relating to travel, nature, and hiking in the great outdoors. In her time abroad, she has climbed a mountain, kayaked in the Colorado river, and sailed in the San Francisco Bay, amongst many other random things. She also loves trying food of various cultures and exploring supermarkets for novel products.

She hopes for the Tembusu community to be a welcoming space for all and is open to meal chats around the dining hall!

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.