Vera grew up in Malaysia and is of Chinese descent. Starting with Human Sciences, she holds a Masters in Archaeology & Anthropology from Oxford before training as an actor at The Poor School (London) and Ecole Philippe Gaulier (Paris).  She gained a distinction for her creative writing MA with a poetic collection excavating the sexual identity of an immigrant woman.

Vera is Trustee of Tête à Tête, the world's largest community for new opera. She is acts as Ambassador for Fearless Futures, a female-led social justice training programme, and for Apple and Pears, a charity which enables primary school children and their families to explore new worlds.

You can read Vera's blog HERE.