About ImPOSSIBLE Lecturers
Being an educator is one of the most noble jobs in the world. And, most of the lecturers here at IACT College are also industry practitioners, who may have even won creative industry awards. The academics at IACT College do not believe that lessons should confined to a classroom but rather, they see the world as the perfect training ground for nurturing young talented individuals.
IACT College lecturers are industry professionals who are passionate to educate, nurture and inspire the next generation of creative leaders. Hence their involvement in Project ImPOSSIBLE.
Penny Low comes from the creative industry with over 20 years of experience in Branding and Creative Advertising and Events Management. Her career began with a short stint as a sound engineer and was headhunted to become a copywriter. She quickly rose to ranks to becoming a Creative Director. Her strength in critical thinking and conceptualizing saw her to managing creative teams and seeing them to win pitches as well as awards. Her portfolio includes Starbucks, Mattel, Softlan, Trendmicro, Glo Professional, and Honda amongst others. She also ventured out into performing arts whereby she fused arts and events management and saw to a series of Musicals to launch products and to market brands. She spent a considerable amount of time in Creative Direction as well as scriptwriting for local production house which specializes in tv productions and filming.
Her involvement in academia began in 1997 whereby she was brought in to work closely with an overseas college to set up a degree program in KL followed by her move to join Institute ACT (before it became the IACT College today) where she was the Academic Head of Advertising and saw to the first launch of the Advertising Diploma. Since she has lectured and trained young adults as well as working professionals in the areas of Advertising, Branding, Cross Cultural Studies, Presentation Skills and Creative Thinking,Creative Writing and Execution. She is also a popular Trainer in the said areas for Corporate Industry Training and has worked with brands such as Hai-O, Mimos and more.
Natasha Mohd Hishamudin (B.A., M.A.) graduated in English Language and Literature studies from the National University Malaysia (UKM). She started her career as a journalist with The Sun Corp as one of its content editors and a lifestyle journalist before becoming the deputy editor of CLEO Malaysia and Vida! and continues to write for various online and offline publications until today which includes Marie Claire Malaysia and The Star. She also has over 14 years of experience in education with Taylor’s University and IACT College specializing in Journalism, Human Communication and Performing Arts. In 2006 she was part of an international team under UNICEF researching on the effects of trauma caused by natural disasters on children at Kota Kuala Muda, Kedah and on a nationwide research to study the effects of bullying and trauma in Malaysian schools. She has spent the last 7 years researching and specializing in Creative Teaching and Learning and occasionally gives talks and conduct workshops on gifted learning, creative learning strategies and teaching pedagogy. Currently lectures in Mass Communication at IACT College and occasionally conducts Performing Arts workshops on weekends.