At the Zubin Foundation, Harpinder’s main duties are to support and drive the various projects under our Opportunity Bank, and to assist with the wider initiatives at the organization.
Harpinder was born and bred in Hong Kong. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (Honors) from Lingnan University, majored in Psychology and minored in English. During her undergrad, Harpinder has taught English for 2 years as a part-time teacher and interned at The University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) as a Student Life Officer in summer 2018. She has recently interned at the HKSAR government in summer 2020 where she worked on various projects aimed at assisting the Ethnic Minorities of Hong Kong. Harpinder also developed love for conducting research during her Senior Thesis in which she studied the Attitudes, Language Barriers and Utilization of Mental Health Resources among Punjabi Sikhs in Hong Kong. Her professional experience in diverse industries has enhanced her adaptability, critical, analytical and interpersonal skills.
Harpinder is immensely passionate about preventative mental health research and empowering the marginalized communities of Hong Kong in terms of their psychological well-being. To give back to the Punjabi Sikh community, she volunteers as the Head of Research at Pargaas, a Sikh-based NGO that fosters the education and career advancement of the Sikh diaspora based on Sikh principles. She wishes to become a mental health therapist/counsellor in the near future and hopes to serve the brown communities by incorporating her multilingual knowledge of Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, English and Cantonese.
When Harpinder is not working, she likes researching on Sikh history, cooking, hiking and practicing mindfulness.