Meira Chen

MA Graduate

About Meira Chen

Meira is a MEXT scholar alumni, recently graduating with a Masters of Arts in International Relations from Waseda University. She advocates for empowering and fostering Asia-engaged young Australians, particularly through opportunities for overseas education, work experience and language learning. Her master's thesis examines the experiences of New Colombo Plan Scholarship alumni to explore ways that Indo-Pacific student mobility programs can be optimised for past, present and future participants. Meira also holds a Bachelor of Laws and International Studies from the University of New South Wales.

Meira is enthusiastic about Japan-Australia collaborations in robot and AI innovation, as well as clean energy projects. This interest grew from her diverse work and leadership experiences across Asia, including an internship at a Singaporean legal tech company, and participation in the Harvard Project for Asian International Relations in Hong Kong. Meira is also actively involved in youth mentorship initiatives that support students to develop practical life skills and personal agency. She has fond memories volunteering at the Educating Girls of Rural China MyLead Program and helping facilitate ISA Empowerment Programs in Japanese high schools.

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