Wong Souk Yee holds a Ph.D in literature and creative writing from the University of New South Wales in Sydney. After her post-graduate stint in Australia, she taught at the Hong Kong Baptist University from 2005 to 2008. Since 2009, she has been a part-time lecturer at the National University of Singapore. She chooses to hold a part-time day job in order to participate more actively in civil society. She was a founding member of the now-defunct theatre group, Third Stage. From 2010 to the present, she has applied herself to be a productive member of the social enterprise, Function 8.