Lin Kee

Junior Recruiter Intern, Joy Business Academy

Xiao Lin Kee is a fourth year undergraduate student at University of Auckland. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts and Commerce, majoring in Psychology, Asian Studies, Management, International Business and Chinese.

As a university student, she has been heavily involved in various opportunities, such as founding a social initiative and creating cultural awareness between Southeast Asia and New Zealand.

Lin was elected as Cultural Officer as UMSA’s (Union of Malaysian Students in Auckland) Cultural Officer from 2014 to 2015. She focussed on spreading awareness about Malaysian culture and building relationships with both Southeast Asian and New Zealand associations. During this time, she was also selected to be part of University of Auckland’s Leadership Programme in 2015. This cohort was specially mentored by facilitators from NZLI, New Zealand Leadership Institute. Participants were able to network with leaders in New Zealand industry, and given the opportunity to tackle social issues taking place in the education industry. Lin’s group focussed on improving student

In 2016, Lin co-founded a social initiative known as Upscalin, which aims to reduce textile waste by repurposing textile into fashionable products. Upscalin’ won Velocity: University of Auckland’s Innovation Challenge and won second place at Social Innovation New Zealand’s National Kickstart Competition.

To better gear her for a career in International Strategy Development, Lin will be going to study in Canada for a semester as part of an exchange programme for the latter half of 2017.