The entire team is operating on a voluntary basis.
CLARA KI LU
Founder and Executive Director
Head of Humanities
Clara Ki Lu was born and raised in Hong Kong. Inspired by Harry Potter, she set off to spread the magic of words to children of all backgrounds so they can discover the joy of reading.
She attended Chinese International School before heading to St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, where she is now a senior. At school, she is the Head of the Math and Science Peer Tutors, a group of students displaying academic excellence who teach others in various subjects, is a member of the Theatre Company, and has participated in Film Lab. Outside of the classroom, she is a mentor for the Friends Youth Mentoring Program, and strives to be a positive role model for her mentee. Additionally, she has worked with Squash Harbor to teach English and Squash to underprivileged youth.
Clara has always been passionate about the arts. At the age of 8, she starred in the movie An Allure of Tears (directed by Wong Chun-chun, 黃真真) alongside notable actors including Gigi Leung (梁詠琪) and Richie Jen (任賢齊). In 2011 and 2014, Clara was also a Master of Ceremonies for the Shanghai International Children’s Cultural and Arts Festival, which was held at the Shanghai Grand Stage and broadcasted live on Shanghai TV station. Furthermore, Clara starred in an RTHK Radio drama series ‘Our Fifteen Years’, which celebrated the return of Hong Kong’s 15th anniversary. Other works include a Panasonic Bread Maker commercial, master of ceremonies alongside Lawrence Cheng (鄭丹瑞) for the Hong Kong Youth Orchestra, active contributor for the ‘Letters’ section of the South China Morning Post, and writer for the Hong Kong Youth Magazine in 2019.
Clara is currently directing a self-written play Roots for Tung Wah Group of Hospitals’ 150th anniversary celebration. The play discusses the importance of cultural appreciation and is set to premiere in 2021. She is also working on her debut novel Behind the Scenes, which plans to be released this upcoming season under Chung Hwa Book Co., (Singapore) Ltd.
Marketing and Communications Director
Head of Regional History and Languages
Isabella Lu is a recent graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. During her time in the SFS, Isabella developed extensive knowledge on the Middle East and Asia region. She is passionate about culture and history, and is fluent in English, Mandarin and Spanish. Her previous work experience include the Brookings Institution, Bank of China (HK), Office of US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and Fung Business Intelligence. Isabella’s focus was on writing numerous reports, one of which was published in the BOCHK journal, which analyzed the relationship between the Middle Eastern countries and China. Her interest in the MENA region also prompted her to study abroad both in Morocco and Jordan, where she learned Arabic and travelled across the region. Outside of the academic realm, Isabella works to raise awareness on environmental issues, for instance organising the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival and a sustainable ideathon for her group Plan-It Earth at Georgetown. Isabella firmly believes in the importance of education, and hopes to enhance Read for All’s presence in Hong Kong and abroad.
Head of STEM
Daniel Choi attends Columbia University and graduated from St. Paul’s School. During his time at school, Daniel developed a keen interest in Physics and Mathematics. He has taken courses of the highest difficulty in both areas, one of which included an independently driven physics class where he explored quantum mechanics and general relativity. He received various prizes and accolades, among which is the Ferguson Scholarship, an award given to the top student in the grade determined through a series of tests and teacher recommendations. He also further pursued his interests outside school by researching at Columbia University’s Astrophysics lab. Aside from his STEM related passion, he also shows interest in other subjects, whether as the captain of the Debate team, or as the head of McAuliffe language tutors (a program where students went to a local elementary school and taught them different languages - he taught Chinese and Korean). Beyond academics, Daniel has worked to help his community through different grants that he received to make STEM more inclusive.
Linda will be attending Columbia University in the 2021 September. She is from Dalian, China. She attended an international middle school in Seoul, South Korea and then attended a boarding high school in the US. From her studying abroad experiences, Linda became interested in learning foreign languages (currently learning Spanish and German) and the cultures that are reflected through each language. She is also passionate about running and creative writing. She is looking forward to meet everyone!
A Shanghai Native, Tim spent his early childhood in international schools in China and proceeded to attend boarding school in the U.S in his 7th grade year. He has recently graduated from St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire and will be attending the University of Chicago next fall. Academically, Tim is interested in Humanities, particularly in classical studies where he has received the gold medal in the National Latin Exam along with honorable mentions in Greek throughout his high school career. Tim has also spent his last 3 years tutoring elementary students, first as a Chinese tutor for his school’s community service project and then as a private tutor for English reading for local Chinese students back home. These experiences have given him a good understanding of how to engage with young adolescents as well as creating an enjoyable classroom experience. Outside of the classroom, Tim enjoys reading and doing photography.
Helene Woo was born and raised in Hong Kong. Previously, she studied at the Chinese International School, where she developed her interest in film and received the school film award, and then went to the University of Bath to study a year of Education with Psychology. The year abroad renewed her passion for the city, and thus she transferred back to Hong Kong and is currently a year 4 student studying Business Administration with a major in wealth management. In her free time, Helene enjoys watching films, taking care of animals, and traveling.
Program and Outreach Officer