SMU alumna Sheeren Aziz-Williams, who was made an honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her community service in Wales shared in a recent interview about the sequence of events that led to her life-changing experience and how she got started with interfaith and integration efforts in Wales, where she is now based.
More than 13 years ago, as a 21-year-old accountancy undergraduate in SMU, she went on a six-month student exchange programme in Denmark at the Copenhagen Business School. When the programme ended, she visited a cousin in Wales and was mortified when the latter insisted on setting her up with a young man. Later, as it turned out, she met her husband through this young man. That began the start of her life journey in Wales where she started a family and also became involved with community work there. Despite being offered a job by one of the Big Four accounting firms, she became a regional community cohesion coordinator instead, battling hate crime, terrorism and inequality in Wales.
The Sunday Times, pB9 (Sep 3)
The Straits Times Online (Sep 3)
Last updated on 05 Sep 2017 .