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Bernise Ang

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Scholar Bernise Ang from Columbia University Scholars 2020-2021.

Chief Alchemist, Zeroth Labs


Bernise Ang is Principal and Chief Alchemist at Zeroth Labs, a systems innovation lab addressing complex problems whose frameworks have been adopted by the Singapore government and the United Nations Development Program. Her cross-disciplinary approach utilizes her expertise in systems science, foresight method, and behavioral science to address the complex challenges faced by partner governments and institutions with which she works. Bernise also founded a youth development nonprofit Syinc, whose alumni have gone on to become Forbes 30Under30 and Ashoka Fellow awardees. In international policy, she co-created processes for the development of civil society policy positions at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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