Su Hwei graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree. She received the Gilliland Memorial Medal as the top student of Ecology and Environmental Processes module and the Wallace Prize as the best student in Life Sciences with concentration in Biology. She went on to complete her Postgraduate Diploma in Education in the National Institute of Education (NIE) as a MOE Teaching Award holder.
Su Hwei taught Biology at River Valley High School from 2012 to 2015. Apart from teaching the ‘A’ level Biology, she also trained students for Singapore Biology Olympiad and mentored numerous students research projects for competitions such as Singapore Science and Engineering Fair and Green Wave Environmental Care Competition. In collaboration with the National Parks Board’s Sister Wetland Affiliation Programme, Su Hwei had conceptualized and led students on ecology-based Overseas Experiential Learning Programme to China and Korea, which allowed students to exchange and share ideas on mangrove conservation with their counterparts. As the teacher-in-charge of the Environmental Society, together with her students, they created an art mural using 50,000 bottle caps to raise awareness on recycling and water conservation, which still holds the record for the largest bottle cap mural in the Singapore Book of Records. Su Hwei believes strongly in exploration, experimentation and experiential learning. She engages her students with hands-on activities and interactive games to help students to understand and appreciate abstract concepts.
Back in her school days, she was a dancer and played liuqin in the Chinese Orchestra. Being a nature lover, she enjoys visiting the nature reserves locally and overseas. Occasionally, she goes for scuba diving in the open water to admire the beauty of coral reefs.