After a Loughborough University degree in Sport Science and English Literature, she decided to pursue the profession of Musical Theatre, working professionally in New York and London. She is now pursuing her Master of Arts in Journalism at Hong Kong University.
Phillippa Stewart graduated from Oxford University with a degree in modern history and politics. She is currently doing a master's of journalism program at the University of Hong Kong.
Stewart worked in business before coming to journalism. However, selling drinks didn't satisfy her craving for news. Now armed with TV, print and radio news experience, she has written for Time Out, the Telegraph, the Jakarta Globe and is a regular contributor to CNNGo Hong Kong.
Stewart's passion in life is traveling. She enjoys visiting new places and has explored most of South East Asia. Growing up in the United Kingdom and Europe has given her an international outlook in life and meeting people from other cultures is one of her favorite activities.
Suzanne van der Erf is a student at the University of Hong Kong and is now pursuing a master's degree in journalism. Born in the Netherlands, she has traveled to almost all the continents and has lived in the United States, the U.K. and Hong Kong. Van der Erf's interest in journalism began at the early age of 8, when she wrote and edited her own magazine and sold it to schoolmates. Her passion for journalism never really left her.
Besides working for ABC News on Campus, van der Erf works as a multi-media freelancer, doing video, photography and writing for a variety of publications, some of which are in her native language Dutch. A background in qualitative and quantitative market research has proved to be of use in her journalistic career. In her spare time, van der Erf enjoys updating her blog and managing her e-business website.