Yvonne Khor is a Research Associate with the Migration for Development and Equality’ (MIDEQ) project and is currently pursuing her postgraduate degree at the China Foreign Affairs University based in Beijing under the ASEAN-China Young Leaders Scholarship (ACYLS).She is also part of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) expert network. Her current research with MIDEQ explores the roles of intermediaries along the Nepal-Malaysia corridor, as well as in trafficking in persons (TIP) and smuggling of migrants (SOM).
Previously, Yvonne was a Senior Researcher for Government & Parliamentary Affairs at a locally-based think tank. She was involved in helping Members of Parliament and Senators to formulate national policies and legislation.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in History from the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia). She later obtained a Master of Social Science (Security and Strategic Analysis) from the same university.