Elaine is a final year linguistics undergraduate at Nanyang Technological University. With family across Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia, she is deeply connected to the many-tongued clamor of port cities. Her dedication to linguistic and cultural diversity spurs her involvement in language revitalization initiatives, including the Kodrah Kristang movement in Singapore.

Ghost stories aside, she enjoys telling and talking about all kinds of narratives — especially those that are shrouded in silence. After graduation, she hopes to work towards decolonizing discourses, detangling systems of other-ization, and bridging the gaps between the so-called Global North and South through research and community-building.