Welcome to Nikki Park, our summer intern from Hong Kong University. Hailing from Gwangju, South Korea, Nikki has started with us already in mid-May 2017 and will be staying until this July. Please read more about her.
Hi, I am Nikki, an international student studying politics and marketing at University of Hong Kong. I was born in Korea but alone left my country when I was 13 years old. Since then, I have been wandering around 5 different countries and 8 different cities. I have always considered myself a migrant but I now know that migration is not a matter of choice for most workers here in Hong Kong.
At APMM, as a research intern, I learn more about the uncertainties faced by migrant workers. I get to empathize with their fears: their fear of rejection, fear of being ostracized, fear of leaving their family and sometimes fear of failure. I hope that my personal background gives me a deeper grasp; and that my academic knowledge can help to encourage the promotion and protection of migrants and their rights. My current research topic is public attitudes and awareness that this society has towards these migrants; I am interested in identifying the perceptions and thus helping to build an environment in which discrimination and unfair treatment are no longer tolerated.