Yvonne Quek, a native of Singapore, is a McLarty Scholar and also a 2017-2018 Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellow with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. She researches issue areas related to the economic empowerment of women and the impact of climate change on women. Previously, Yvonne served as a McLarty Scholar at Vital Voices Global Partnership where she undertook a monitoring and evaluation study within the organization. She has also consulted with non-profits on monitoring and evaluation studies, co-founded an artisan e-commerce business and is a former practicing corporate attorney, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Yvonne received her Masters of Public Service from the Clinton School of Public Service where she completed field work on food insecurity, women’s economic empowerment and women’s leadership development. During her final semester of graduate school, she organized Little Rock’s first ever interactive Human Library event, jointly sponsored by the Clinton School of Public Service and the Central Arkansas Library System. She completed her law degree at the National University of Singapore and remains a bar licensed attorney in Singapore.
Scholarship Years: 2016, 2017
- McLarty Scholar working as a Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellow at Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
- Clinton School of Public Service Writing Award for Capstone Paper, 2016