Daria has been proactively exploring her capabilities through and beyond music as a flutist and piccoloist across major youth orchestras in Hong Kong, seeing herself as an energetic, outgoing leader who finds her greatest value and joy in communication and project management.
Building on her musical background, Daria co-founded the Hong Kong Youth Philharmonia, a fully student-led youth orchestra in 2020, to foster mutual learning of local young professional musicians across global higher institutes. As the President of Hong Kong Federation of Business Students in Session 2023-2024, the only joint-university career-focused business student organization in Hong Kong, she leads the team in spearheading initiatives like the Mentorship Programme and Business Administration Paper that bridge students across multiple universities with resources and professionals in the business field. She also actively engages in case competitions on behalf of the Case Analysis Team at university, to analyze and present strategies for real-life business cases from a bird’s-eye perspective. She was awarded First Runner-Up and Outstanding Business Concept at the HKUST International Case Competition 2023, and the SCMP Student of the Year 2020 (Performing Artist).
Through engaging in diverse leadership and volunteering experiences, Daria has observed that passion for various pursuits, including music, is shared by all youth in society. Therefore, she wishes to make any personal development opportunity accessible to all communities, regardless of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Recognizing business development as the key to driving the sustainable success of innovative and socially impactful ideas, Daria strives to hone and utilize her analytical and leadership abilities to bring forward strategies as an active player in the future startup ecosystem that enables youth to boldly chase after their dreams.
With her passion and experience in leading personal development initiatives for different communities, and the support of the Scholarship, Daria hopes to grow into a socially evocative leader and mentor with ever-growing capabilities to draw innovative changes that cater to more needs of the global community.