About the writers

Mr Tan Yi Han, 32
Mr Tan Yi Han, 32
Ms Maxine Chen, 24
Ms Maxine Chen, 24

Mr Tan Yi Han, 32, is a co-founder of People's Movement to Stop Haze (PM Haze), a Singapore-based non-profit organisation empowering people to do their part to help solve the regional haze crisis. He is driven to help people find their passions, and to shape a society in which every individual stands up for what is right. Mr Tan recently obtained a Master of Science in Environmental Management.

Ms Maxine Chen, 24, is a volunteer with PM Haze. She is inspired by writing and its power to drive positive change. A lawyer by training, her stories on topics including climate change and sustainable consumption have appeared in, among other places, the environmental science and conservation news site Mongabay.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2017, with the headline 'About the writers'. Print Edition | Subscribe