Unconventional path: Harvard-trained engineer turns fitness studio owner

Ms Victoria Martin-Tay has a master's degree from Harvard University, but she quit the engineering field to start fitness and boxing studio bo0m with her husband Bryan Tay, a Princeton University graduate and former Singapore national swimmer, in Feb
Ms Victoria Martin-Tay has a master's degree from Harvard University, but she quit the engineering field to start fitness and boxing studio bo0m with her husband Bryan Tay, a Princeton University graduate and former Singapore national swimmer, in February this year. The studio has served almost 5,000 people since its opening.ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG

Studying engineering at Harvard looks like a great way to get your career on the fast track, but the only fast track Ms Victoria Martin-Tay is interested in now is the one in her fitness centre.

While changing streams is becoming more common among young people, few would have made a leap as dramatic as the one Ms Martin-Tay, 29, took.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 10, 2018, with the headline 'Harvard-trained engineer turns fitness studio owner'. Print Edition | Subscribe