About Greta

Hi everyone! Welcome to my website. My name is Greta Lai (Chinese: 黎樂平). I am currently a Policy Research Officer at PathFinders, a local NGO in Hong Kong that helps migrant domestic workers and their Hong Kong-born children. I am also a member of the Global Editorial Team of Young China Watchers.

Prior to working at PathFinders, I worked at ACLED as a conflict researcher, where I monitored protest developments and analysed protest event data. Back in 2018, I also worked at the International Crisis Group’s Northeast Asia office as a research assistant, working on conflict resolution strategies in the Korean Peninsula. Before that, I interned at the poverty reduction division at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Beijing supporting initiatives in youth engagement, women empowerment and SDGs localisation in China.

I am also a writer and editor. I write articles on diverse topics lying at the intersection of international migration, human rights and gender. My work has been featured in South China Morning Post, East Asia Young Activists Blog, Hong Kong Free Press, CUriosity, Routed Magazine, among others.

I hold a master’s degree in International Migration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and a bachelor’s degree in Government and Public Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Professional Experience

Policy Research Officer - PathFinders Hong Kong 

Since Feb 2020 

East Asia Conflict Researcher - Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED)

Oct 2019 - Nov 2020

Platform Facilitator and UK Engagement Intern - Generation Brexit, LSE Initiative

Oct 2018 - Dec 2018

Research Assistant—Northeast Asia - International Crisis Group

Mar 2018 - Sep 2018

Intern (Poverty, Equity and Governance Team) - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Sep 2017 - Jan 2018 

Co-organiser of ICANN Mock Conference - Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy

Apr 2016 - Aug 2018 

Conference Programming Associate - Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) 2016 Asia Conference

Feb 2016 - Aug 2016

Vice President Public Relations - University Admission Consultation System (UACS) Ltd.

Aug 2013 - Feb 2015

Volunteer & Freelance work

Member of the Global Editorial Team - Young China Watchers 

Since Oct 2020


Member - East Asia Young Activists Networking Program

Since Mar 2020

Subject Matter Editor - The International Scholar

Apr 2020 - Jan 2021

Executor of Merit360 Action Plan 001 (APE001) - World Merit, United Nations

Apr 2016 - Sep 2017

Study Tour Counsellor - Charming Holidays

Jul 2016 - Aug 2016, Jul 2017-  Aug 2017

NetMission Ambassador - NetMission.Asia & Dot.Asia Organisation

Nov 2015 - Sep 2016

Volunteer - Amnesty International Hong Kong

Nov 2015 - Sep 2016

Editor - Civilitas, a political science journal of CUHK

Feb 2014 - Jan 2015