Meet the Team

The Nanyan Observer team consists of students from various schools here at PKU Shenzhen. They are a diverse and hardworking bunch that continually defy their busy schedules to bring you original English content from our university. focuses on articles of interest to international students and those abroad trying to get an idea of what life is like here. As such, many of our team’s articles are written for print. You can view the PDFs for our print editions at the Nanyan Observer Newspaper Archive.

KarrasKarras Lambert, Editor in Chief

Karras Lambert is a PHBS student and Editor of the English language edition of the Nanyan Observer in print, previously serving as staff writer from September 2015 until donning his new mantle in May 2016. If you can’t find him on campus, he might have taken a day trip to Hong Kong to grab some fast-food sushi and play rhythm games like Dance Dance Revolution at a local arcade. While he can’t hold a conversation with you in Chinese, he can offer a full English translation of the Latin epic poem The Aeneid on request. He hopes to find a career in electronic music production and mixing after graduation and save himself from the grim fate of becoming a full-time quant.

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Floy Chen, Staff Writer

Floy Chen is a 1L student at PKU School of Transnational Law (STL). This left-handed writer hails from Wenzhou, China and most enjoys writing about exploring Shenzhen. She has been with the Nanyan Observer for one year and will graduate from her law program in 2020.

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ReaRealeboga Maboe, Staff Writer

Realeboga ‘Rea’ Maboe is the newest addition to the team as a PHBS exchange student from South Africa. When she isn’t plotting her heroic plan to save the world, this foodie most enjoys writing about travelling, technology, and various social events.

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FayezaFayeza Yahya, Staff Writer

Fayeza Yahya is a full-time management student who has been a proud member of the Nanyan team since 2015. She’s spent the last two years writing about seminars both on and off campus, cultural events, and occasionally some of the more intriguing food options available around town. On her off time, this dreamer likes to travel and try new places to eat.

QinLongjun Qin, Managing Editor

Longjun Qin is a student of the School of Environment and Energy and serves as the Managing Editor for the Nanyan Observer’s English department. Qin enjoys writing about technology and features on famous entrepreneurs. Above all, he brings the delicious pizzas to the English department’s monthly meetings.

Yang Wandong, Staff Writer

Wandong Yang is a full-time student of the School of Urban Planning and Design–their first full-time international student in fact! She comes from Singapore and is a foodie extraordinaire. You can often find her exploring restaurants she discovered while browsing Dianping. She is heavily involved with various organizations on campus, and often writes about campus life here at PKU Shenzhen. She plans to graduate in 2019 and would like to do work with non-profit organizations.

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Gayathri Jagannathan, Staff Writer

Lis Moreira, Staff Writer