We are HKSA

We promote Hong Kong culture and community bonding in UChicago through social and professional events.

About HKSA

Since 1997, the Hong Kong Students' Association has organised academic talks, fundraising sales, and study breaks to promote Hong Kong and its culture to all students at the University of Chicago. We also host prospie dinners, information sessions, send-off parties, and alumni gatherings in Hong Kong, to ensure that international students from Hong Kong are well-integrated and supported in Chicago.

Most of our events are announced and publicised on our Facebook group. Past events have included bun sales, Chinatown dinners, send-off parties at the China Club, and a talk by Secretary for Financial Services Dr. KC Chan on Hong Kong's financial markets.

Our Team 2017-18

Gabrielle Lau

President, Class of 2019

Gabrielle Lau is a third year majoring in Economics. Before coming to UChicago, she studied at St. Paul's Co-educational College in Hong Kong. On campus, she is involved in Women in Business, Maroon Capital and is a member of the Trott Business Program. She also volunteers for Boundless, a non-profit in Hong Kong that empowers under-resourced students in collaboration with YMCA. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, painting, cooking and eating. Having stayed at the South Campus dorm in her first year, she now lives off-campus near the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center. She is very excited to meet all of you and answer any questions.

Hugo Tse

Co-Vice President, Class of 2019

Hugo studies Economics and Computer Science. He loves meeting new people and taking UChicago friends into the Hong Kong countryside!

Tony Shen

Co-Vice President, Class of 2020

Tony is a rising sophomore majoring in Economics and Public Policy. Before coming to UChicago, he went to Chinese International School in Hong Kong. He was involved in Doc Films and Go Club the past year, and he plans to join more business and politics-related RSOs in the upcoming years. In addition, he is an online IB tutor for MAST Education and college consultant for Base 15 Admissions Consulting. In his free time, he loves trying out different Asian restaurants in Chicago with his friends for their yet-to-be-recognized RSO Chopsticks. He also enjoys reading about US, UK, China and Hong Kong politics, so that he can beat his roommate in political arguments. You can find him chilling in his apartment in Campus North (the best on the entire campus), or pulling all-nighters at the Reg.

Sheung Chak Lee

Treasurer, Class of 2020

Chak is a second-year student majoring in Economics and minoring in Germanic Studies. Before UChicago, Chak studied at the Singapore International School in Hong Kong and the Robert Bosch United World College in Germany. Besides the HKSA, Chak is also involved in the Chamber Music Organization, Chamber Music Program and Neighborhood Schools Program. During his spare time, Chak likes to eat out at Chinatown, read German, play foosball, and pool. Having spent his first-year trekking back and forth between I-House and campus, Chak has decided to move closer; He now lives in the Max Palevsky Residential Hall. He is most excited to meet new people, and looks forward to welcoming everyone onto the UChicago campus.

Vanessa Ma

PR Director, Class of 2020

Vanessa Ma is the quintessential epitome of the college student. She is currently a Neuroscience and Public Policy double major, but ask her 2 months later and it will probably be something else. She's working at a venture capital firm this summer, but during the school year does lighting and sound for all the frat/sorority/cultural shows at Mandel Hall. In her spare time she arranges and sings bass for a cappella, dances in her room and creates ice-cream concoctions at the dining hall. Talk to her about RSOs, financial aid, campus work or anything at all!

Contact Us!

For latest news, join our Facebook group. Want to work with us, or promote something to our members? Send an email to our current president Gabrielle Lau.

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