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Maytiwa (May) Thavornpinittham, Fellows Relations Manager, Bangkok

May has 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and with international organizations. She earned a bachelor of arts degreein hotel management from Kasetsart University in Thailand, and a master of arts degree in general management from National University in United States. Before joining the EI team, May was a consultant for UNICEF; her role was to manage UNICEF volunteer engagement activities and to establish a volunteer programme to engage a range of constituents.

May also worked for the Institute of International Education Southeast Asia for 7 years as a Program Officer – Scholarship Programs. She provided scholarship administration services to several large public and private sector organizations and helped develop and implement programs that provided scholarships to Thai students who faced financial hardship. May has dedicated her career to creating social change through education and opportunities. She appreciates working with and learning from people of all backgrounds and developing strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. She enjoys focusing on the topics of education and youth development, as well as humanitarian issues.