Edwin Chaw is a man intimately acquainted with failure. Plagued by personal trauma, mental health, and family issues, Edwin first dropped out of school in his home country of Singapore at the age of 17, a second time at age 18, and finally a third time at age 19. Despite these obstacles, Edwin found a way to persevere and keep moving ever forward, which he attributes partly to the counselling diploma he studied in his late teens. Today, Edwin holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in economics and finance, having recently graduated from the University of Melbourne.
Edwin is a strong advocate for embracing failure as opportunities for growth and development. When not keeping himself alive by day trading, Edwin otherwise spends his time writing, studying for a diploma in paramedicine, and researching. His research, informed by his lived experience, include an analysis of the effects of tuition on education and a working thesis on the moralisation of education.