Yale People: Recent graduate Stephanie Siow has already had a voice on the world stage

Stephanie Siow ’17 knows that young adults can make a big mark on the world, but she never imagined that just a few short weeks after graduating from Yale she’d have the attention of a world leader as she spoke about the kinds of change she’d like to see.

As one of nearly 70 delegates at the Youth 20 Dialogue (Y20 summit) held in early June in Berlin, Siow delivered a speech to German Chancellor Angela Merkel outlining her belief in the need for universal digital access and digital literacy, better cyber security policies, and the adoption of e-government services to facilitate two-way communication between youths and the government, among other topics. She represented her home country of Singapore at the Y20 summit, which is the youth equivalent of the G20 Summit that will be held this year in Hamburg, Germany in July.

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