Goh Xin Ni (Emma) is a sophomore reading psychology at the National University of Singapore. Prior to university, she was a Ministry of Education Bicultural Studies Scholarship recipient in both Nanyang Girls’ High School and Hwa Chong Institution (College) (HCI). In HCI, she was also in the humanities programme. As a psychology major, she actively seeks opportunities to involve herself in the clinical psychology field. She has volunteered with mental health institutions, organised and planned events that encourage open conversations about mental health, and is a trained peer aider.
Apart from gaining experience on the ground, Goh also has some research experiences in sports psychology, and gamification for habit formation. In Singapore Psychathon 2022, she received the gold award for the category of sports psychology. She is currently a volunteer researcher at an NGO based in United Kingdom. A curious learner, she has explored philosophy, and is venturing into statistics, as well as communications and new media. She intends to strengthen her quantitative research skills and become an activist in eradicating mental health stigma around the world, with knowledge from the respective course subjects.
Goh enjoys street dance as her hobby. She served the Music and Dance Society in HCI as the president from 2019 to 2020, and was awarded the school’s Tan Keong Choon Leadership Award in 2020. Even in university, she continues to serve immediate communities which include Tembusu College Students’ Committee (Sports), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Club (Relations Committee), alongside other interest groups.