This is what you can read from my CV

Hazel Poa graduated from Cambridge University with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Mathematics on a PSC Overseas Merit Scholarship. During her time in the civil service, she served in the Administrative Service, the Ministry of Finance and the Prime Minister’s Office. Hazel now runs her own firm dedicated to the education of children. Currently, Hazel serves in Parliament as a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament.

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I had my share of ups and downs

After leaving the security of the Administrative Service in the Singapore Civil Service to challenge the unknown, I went through 2 business failures that instead seriously challenged my self-esteem.

In the end, it was sheer stubbornness and my passion for teaching that helped me turn the corner. After that experience, I firmly believe that what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger, for I emerge feeling ready to face anything. And boy did I need that when I entered politics.It started innocently enough.I believe in political plurality and wanted to support an opposition party.But the more I got involved, the more clearly I saw how Singapore will benefit from a stronger opposition.

I got in deeper than I originally intended and contested in GE2011.My political journey, like my business journey, was not smooth sailing.I joined and left 2 political parties and at one stage decided I have reached the end of my political journey, and it is time to just take care of myself and the people around me. But when I learned that Dr Tan Cheng Bock is starting a political party, I felt that I have to support this. That decision led me to my current role as an NCMP from PSP.

It is a role I deeply treasure

Life is full of surprises, and this one makes up for all the bad ones.


Here I am, looking more normal.

This was taken on National Day.

Me with short hair,

doing what I believe

I’ll be sharing more of my life and insights via my blog

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xx Hazel