Kah Wei Yoong
Kah Wei is currently the External Relations and Engagement Lead at the School of Global Studies (SGS), Thammasat University in Thailand. Kah Wei also co-leads Southeast Asian Service Leadership Network (SEALNet) in Singapore, which is a non-profit that builds and nurtures a community of service leaders through service projects and youth leadership summits around Southeast Asia. Through SEALNet, she mentors youth service leaders in developing and implementing their social impact projects. She is dedicated to social change and has led several impact projects, including: a project on sustainable development in Nepal (2016), an alternative education model deployed in one of the oldest communities in Bangkok that teaches children about electronics and robotics (2015), and another that connected a coffee farmer in rural Peru with ethical organizations to create a transparent supply chain (2014). She holds a B.A. in Economics from Wesleyan University in the United States.
Michou completed his BA at The Evergreen State College, Seattle. Upon graduation, he engaged in migrant education and advocacy work in Chiangmai, Thailand. Prior to SGS, he spent over a year at JUMP Foundation, where he designed, facilitated, and managed a variety of experiential education programs for youth, focusing on leadership, community, and global citizenship. Michou has been with the School of Global Studies since 2016 and is the project manager for the Social Innovation Support Unit, a new project that is a part of the EU funded Southeast Asia Social Innovation Network (SEASIN).
Chris Oestereich is a lecturer and the Director of Publications at the School of Global Studies at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. He’s also the publisher of the Wicked Problems Collaborative, a press that focuses on humanity’s biggest social and environmental challenge, and a zero-waste practitioner who helps organizations reduce their footprint as they evolve towards the circular economy. Chris has an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters in Environmental Management from Harvard University.