She was just 29 when she became the vice-president of a billion-dollar private equity firm.
But she gave that up to be a medical student and future doctor.
“People thought I was crazy,” Miss Olivia Tan, 31, said. Even her parents did not understand why she took such a difficult path. A year on, they still sigh when talking about her career switch.
It’s not about the money, she insisted. Miss Tan chose to her new career path because she wants to see what she has worked hard for is tangible and because she wants to make a difference.