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Facilitators/Mentors

Dr. Gail Dickinson Texas State University
Dr. Gail Dickinson is an associate professor of science education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University. She previously spent 10 years as an award-winning science teacher at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin, Texas and an additional eight years as a Master Teacher in the UTeach program at University of Texas Austin. Her research focus is science teacher development. In 2011, Dr. Dickinson, along with four colleagues, developed and field tested an interdisciplinary problem-based science course for first year Cambodian university students. In 2013 the team returned to Cambodia to conduct a six-week inquiry teaching methods workshop for university faculty. Every July since 2014, Dr. Dickinson has brought Texas State University students to Cambodia for study abroad. This affords her the opportunity to follow up with previous faculty trainees. As the 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar in Cambodia she worked with universities, NGOs, and government agencies to improve science teaching.  In 2017 - 2018 she returned to Cambodia on developmental leave to continue her Fulbright work. She can be contacted at dickinson@txstate.edu.
Dr. Hidayah Mohd Fadzil University of Malaya, Malaysia
Dr. Hidayah Mohd Fadzil is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Faculty of Education. She obtained her Science with Education degree from University of Malaya, in 2008 and pursued her doctoral study under the fast-track program. She received her fellowship, The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) from Nippon Foundation, Japan, for her doctoral degree in Science Education at University of Malaya and graduated in 2014. She encourages creativity and exploration in each student. Engaging students in scientific discussions and maintaining strong bonds with them are her priorities. Hidayah's research interests include science practical work, transition in science from primary to secondary school, 21st century learning skills in science and biology and STEM education. She has been involved in several researches in the area of science education. In 2018, she received an international grant (Early Career Academic Grant) from Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). She has authored and co-authored several books and articles in the area of science education.  She has also served as Editorial Board Member of Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia, Editorial Advisory (Asia Region) for Indonesian Journal of Science and Education and Editor of Malaysia Online Journal of Educational Sciences (MOJES). 
Dr. Suzieleez Syrene Abdul Rahim University of Malaya, Malaysia
Dr Suzieleez Syrene Abdul Rahim is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, University of Malaya. She is attached to the Department of Mathematics and Science Education. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science with Education (Hons) and Master’s in Education, both from the University of Malaya (UM). She received her PhD (Mathematics Education) from the University of Western Australia. She has 25 years of teaching experience in the field of mathematics education. Her previous teaching experiences include teaching secondary school and A-Level mathematics. Her research interests are mathematics teaching and learning, assessment, teachers’ beliefs and teachers’ professional development.
Dr. Jia Wei (Grace) Lim University of Malaya, Malaysia
Dr. Grace Lim Jia Wei is a senior lecturer with the Department of Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Upon graduation, she began teaching A-level English Literature and other English courses in Methodist College Kuala Lumpur, during which time she completed a Master’s of Arts (Literature) degree from University of Malaya. She then pursued her PhD in Education in the University of Cambridge where she focused on the development of English Literature as a school subject in Malaysia. Due to the nature of her research, she is very interested in how each student has a personalized experience in learning literature and strongly believes that the school subject has much to offer to education in general.
Prof. Dr. Rohaida Mohd Saat University of Malaya, Malaysia
Dr. Rohaida Mohd. Saat is a professor at the Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, and she is currently the dean at the faculty.  Prior to joining University of Malaya, she served as an Assistant Director at the Curriculum Development Centre, Ministry of Education, Malaysia between 1988 and 1997. She received her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s degree from Indiana University, USA and Her PhD degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia. Her area of specialization and research is in science education, teacher education, curriculum development and qualitative research methodology. She has headed several researches, particularly in the area of science education funded by various agencies. She has authored and co-authored several books, articles and research reports in the area of science education and education in general.  She has also served as an Advisory Committee Member for the Stepping into Science International Quarterly, Editorial Board Member of the Eurasia Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, European Journal of STEM Education and Journal of Science and Mathematics in Southeast Asia. She is a trained auditor and she also serves as the ASEAN University Network (AUN) academic program assessor.
Dr. Lai Ling Ng Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia
Dr Ng Lai Ling is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University, UK as a studentship holder. Her research focuses on communities of practice (CoPs) and its impact towards research in HEIs. Other areas of interests are in teaching and learning and student experience.  She lectures in Business, Management and HR subjects and has spent more than 20 years of her career in HEIs in Malaysia and UK. She believes in educating and nurturing students with skills and knowledge pertinent for life which lead to developing and transforming future generations.  
Mr. Lim Tou Boon Programme Director, E2STEM Education, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Mr Lim moved to Phnom Penh in 2015 to pursue his mission of equipping young leaders to transform communities. An advocate of disruptive innovation, he is committed to the unleashing of young talents through an inquiry-based learning approach at E2STEM Education to produce competent Cambodian STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) professionals with 21st century skills. E2STEM Education is a STEM project of the Ministry of Education, Youth & Sports, Cambodia and E2STEM Education Ltd Singapore, and offers Grades 10-12 of the Cambodian High School and a further 2 years leading to an international diploma in engineering/technology. It is located at Block F, Preah Yukunthor High School, Phnom Penh.

Prior to his move to Phnom Penh, Mr Lim was the President of Taylor’s College, Malaysia (2009-2015), He was the key driver in the institution’s vision of producing high achieving graduates to become productive global citizens. During his tenure, 1,000 students gained admission into the top 200 universities of the world each year.
Dr. Rattana Lao Senior Program Office at The Asia Foundation based in Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. Rattana Lao is a Senior Program Office at the Asia Foundation based in Bangkok, Thailand. She obtained a Doctorate in Comparative and International Education (Political Science) from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to TAF, she worked as the Head of Thai Studies International Program at Thammasat University and was a Senior Consultant at the Kenan Institute Asia. She writes regularly for the Bangkok Post and Modern Diplomacy on issues related to Education, Youth and Development.
Dr. Yen Chua Science Bridge Academy, Malaysia
Dr. Yen is the co-founder and CEO of Science Bridge Academy (SBA), a STEM education company that was founded with the mission to inspire the love for STEM in students. SBA also aims to make learning science and STEM more fun by engaging students with a variety of hands-on activities as well as other interactive means.

Yen has a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. She worked in the construction industry before joining a consulting company in London. Although she was in the corporate world, she realised her passion was for education and so in 2015, Science Bridge Academy was born.

Since its inception, SBA has impacted thousands of students through its fun, interactive and sometimes crazy programs. SBA also develops science and STEM kits for use in schools. Yen spends her time developing programs and networks with public and private schools as well as the industry, in order to increase the impact of STEM education.
Dr. Suhaidah Tahir Center Director, SEAMEO RECSAM, Malaysia
Dr. Suhaidah Tahir is currently the Center Director for Southeast Asean Ministers Education Organisation, Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (SEAMEO RECSAM) based in Penang. She started her career as a secondary Mathematics and Science teacher. She then worked as a lecturer at the Malaysia Teacher Training Institute. She also won a number of awards (Silver, Bronze and Gold) in innovation competitions. Suhaidah has presented research papers and has also been invited as a keynote and plenary speaker at conferences and seminars at national and international levels.
Mr. Yong Jik Kam SMK Tabuan Jaya, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Jarod Yong is an English language teacher and influencer in Malaysia, who has taught adolescents and adults in both Malaysia and the US. A firm believer in the power of a dedicated educator, he actively seeks out and collaborates with like-minded global educators. Collaborations include international video exchanges, postcard exchanges, keynotes, webinars, and workshops. He holds an M.A. in TESOL from Columbia University and a B.Ed. in TESL from Victoria University of Wellington. He loves motorcycling, cultural cuisine, and good lattes. He can be reached at JarodYong.com and is open all forms of educational collaborations. Make sure you say hi!
Ms. Sheila Adelina Ramasamy English Language Teaching Centre, Malaysia
Sheila Adelina Ramasamy is a teacher trainer at the English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC), Ministry of Education Malaysia, an in-service teacher training institute helming key English language initiatives in the country. She has 23 years of teaching experience and was awarded ‘excellent teacher’ in 2014. In 2016, she was a recipient of the SUSI program under the US Department of State. Her passion lies in the area of second language acquisition, in particular the development of oracy development. To date, she has been actively involved in the Ministry’s English language projects and program and is active in research. Collaboratively, she has developed curriculum and modules for teachers to teach English nationwide.
Mr. David Chak Arus Academy, Malaysia
David is responsible for ideating and designing the Arus Academy curriculum.  He completed his degree in Psychology, minoring in Computer Science from McGill University. Prior to co-founding Arus, David was a Teach For Malaysia fellow where he initiated the Project Afterschool Coding Enterprise (ACE), a precursor to Arus. David loves Sid Meier’s Civilization so much that he vows to visit all the wonders featured in the game within his lifetime.

Peer Mentors

Ms. Magdaline Anak Muuk ESL Teacher, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
An ESL teacher, Maggie has been teaching for approximately 21 years and was recently transferred to her current school a year ago. An ILEP Alumni and a TEDEd Innovative Educator, Maggie has been introducing Global Classroom to her community as an exposure to global competency. Maggie is a great believer of technology in teaching-learning and does her best to bridge the digital gap among rural school students. Maggie believes in the motto: ‘Teachers are the agent of change; thus embrace the change and be the change’.
Mr. Alex Lim Xiong Chun Malaysia
Alex had been an English teacher in Sungai Petani, Kedah since 2013. Believing that students can do more than merely receive information from adults, he rallied his students to mentor younger students in his school to read and in doing the same, grow student leaders. Alex graduated with an LLB(Hons) from University of London and is now an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He can be contacted at alex@myreaders.org.my.
Mr. Ahmad Lutfi Amri Ramli Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
Ahmad Lutfi Amri Ramli is currently a lecturer and researcher in the School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He graduated from Durham University in the field of computer vision. He is passionate in doing educational outreach for school children, particularly in English and Mathematics by implementing gamification approaches in the activities.
Ms. Stella Veronica Bulugu SMK Datuk Haji Panglima Jakarullah, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia
Stella Veronica Bulugu is an English teacher who has been teaching for the past 10 years and currently serves as the Head of English panel at SMK Datuk Haji Panglima Jakarullah, Semporna. Apart from being a teacher, she is also a marine conservationist. She is an assigned mentor for novice English teachers in her school and a former mentor of Teach for Malaysia's fellows. She was also a fellow for the International Leaders in Education Program (Spring Semester 2017) at the Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, ASU.
Mr. Chan Pirun Cambodia
Chan Pirun is an International Relations graduate from the Department of International Studies at Royal University of Phnom Penh. At the same time, he also got a certificate in International Economics, concentrating on development economics and industrial policy. In his community, Chan has worked as a project coordinator as well as a mentor for different community empowerment projects ranging from soft-skills training and youth engagement to local employment and promotion of cultural and arts. He strongly believes that the improvement in education could have tremendous spillover effect on many other social-economic issues in the country.
Ms. Hannah Rose S. Baes Hope for the Nations Philippines
Hannah is a Certified Public Accountant by profession and she gave up her accounting career to serve in impoverished communities in Davao City, Philippines through innovative education, capacity development and social entrepreneurship. Hannah worked as the coordinator of Hope for the Nations, Philippines’ homegrown leadership school that delivers an innovative and superior homeschooling style of education and leadership development to at-risk kids. She currently oversees their revolutionary project called Hectares of Hope that aims to lift people from rural communities out of poverty in 10 to 24 months through sustainable solutions, quality education, skills training, mentorship and collaborative partnerships.
Ms. Aminah Tul Zahroh Indonesia
Aminah, familiarly referred to as Ami, likes education and people management systems. Ami studied at the University of Muhammadiyah Jakarta (UMJ). During college, she took part in several activities in the education and social fields. An interest in education has brought Ami extraordinary experiences. Ami started as a Young Indonesian Teacher Teaching (IM) and has taught Bima-NTB (West Nusa Tenggara), a remote area in Indonesia. Besides teaching, Ami has also lived with the community for 1 year in Bima. Ami is currently an educational consultant in the area of West Java and is also an active mentor of YISC Al Azhar (Youth Islamic Studies Club). Ami hopes to learn more and meet other educators from all over Southeast Asia.
Mr. Agil Wibowo Indonesia
Agil works at the Indonesian Ministry of Finance, where he is the Assistant to the Finance Minister's Advisor on organization, bureaucracy, and information technology affairs. Passionate in education, he joined Bungur Punya Cerita, which helps marginal kids pursue a higher education. In 2016, he co-founded the Ministry of Finance's voluntary teaching program, namely Kemenkeu Mengajar, which promotes financial literacy to elementary school students. In its first year, Kemenkeu Mengajar had 600 volunteers who taught 9,800 students in six cities. Now, it has grown to reach more than 100,000 students in 67 cities/regencies in all Indonesian provinces. For its effort and initiatives, Kemenkeu Mengajar won the “Public Relations Indonesia Award” in the category of Community-Based Development.
Norazyanti Aziz Malaysia
Norazyanti is an English language teacher from Sek. Men. Agama Rompin, Pahang, Malaysia and has been teaching English for the past 12 years. She holds B.A. Hons in Science Education (Chemistry) from The National University of Malaysia. She also acted as a Program Coordinator of English Access Microsholarship Program (Access Program), monitored by US Embassy Kuala Lumpur for 4 years since 2015 where the program benefited her students as they come from families of low socioeconomic status that have little exposure to the outside world; this means their English proficiency tends to be lower and they lack self-confidence. A great deal of her students’ progress has come about through her encouragement for them to use English in their daily conversation and extra-curricular activities. She is currently excited to be the Head of English Language Panel at her school, where she also teaches the 13 to 17-year-old students in the 2019 academic year.

Speakers

Dash Dhakshinamoorthy Founder, StartupMalaysia, Malaysia
Dash is a venture builder – he helps first-time entrepreneurs and early-stage startups get from ideas to first customers!

He also works with small to medium-sized teams in organizations to help them cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset in their employees.

Dash designs events that spark deep conversations & knowledge-sharing between people such as fireside chats, panel discussions and conferences that brings a vast array of people together events that create fresh insights or mind-shifts.

Dash holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and a Postgraduate in Entrepreneurship from the University of Cambridge. Dash also teaches design thinking.
Suzy Bureau Founder, GiveBackHack
The ebullient Suzy Bureau (as she was referred to in TechCrunch) is dedicated to building impactful communities & products.

Suzy is the Founder of GiveBackHack, an organization that helps bridge the gap between tech & social impact communities through the integration of Lean Startup/Design Thinking. GiveBackHack comes to life via a volunteer-based team of 50+ and has helped vet over 100 social impact concepts into prototyped products and provided over $100,000 in initial funding to take them to next steps.

In addition to GiveBackHack, Suzy consults with clients to drive programs that create a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship within organizations.
Mr. David Chak Arus Academy, Malaysia
David is responsible for ideating and designing the Arus Academy curriculum.  He completed his degree in Psychology, minoring in Computer Science from McGill University. Prior to co-founding Arus, David was a Teach For Malaysia fellow where he initiated the Project Afterschool Coding Enterprise (ACE), a precursor to Arus. David loves Sid Meier’s Civilization so much that he vows to visit all the wonders featured in the game within his lifetime.
Ms. Vanitha Chandrasegaram Creative Movements
MA Dramatherapy,UK; MSc Psychology, USA;  Member of NADTA(North American Drama Therapy Assiciation),USA.

Vanitha is a pioneer Dramatherapist in Malaysia having fourteen years of experience practicing Dramatherapy in settings such as mental hospitals and wards, NGOs and universities. She has also conducted Dramatherapy Skills Training in Australia, Lebanon, India and Malaysia. Her experiences include working with abuse victims, as well as individuals with learning disabilities, mental health, emotional and relationship issues and various other life challenges. The people she has worked with range from 3 to 90 years old. She has also headed a home for over 70 underprivileged children from ages 4 to 16.  She has presented in Conferences and facilitated workshops/trainings in the UK, USA, India, Lebanon, Australia and Iceland.  Her work has been published in professional journals in the UK , and in a book titled “Drama as Therapy” 2nd ed., by Phil Jones. She has also lectured in various colleges and universities and taught Theatre for Seniors at the U3A (University for the 3rd Age) at UPM.  She has also facilitated trainings in corporate companies. Her interests include dancing, acting, and playing the flute. Vanitha is also a certified yoga instructor.
Ms. Reena Clare Art Therapy Circle
Reena Clare is a qualified Art Psychotherapist (MA) based at The Mind Faculty, Mont Kiara. She has conducted various psychotherapy sessions for individuals, couples, families and groups, as well as run corporate workshops. Using an eclectic approach, a wide range of theory and working in culturally aware dimensions, her sessions are personalized to meet the clients’ needs. Art Psychotherapy is a psychological therapy that she uses to help clients address complex and confusing emotions, foster self-awareness, work through trauma, challenging behaviours and mental health conditions through art. She is a certified practitioner in Children’s Accelerated Trauma Treatment (CATT), Mentalization Based Art Therapy, Mindfulness and Art Therapy, and Schema Therapy.
Ms. Haslinda Abdul Halim Homeschooling Community, Malaysia
Haslinda Halim is a mother of 5 children ages 22 to 4 years old. She has been homeschooling her children since 2012. Her homeschooling pedagogy includes immersion, experiential learning, volunteering, on the job training and internships. A strong believer of great education that should be accessible to everyone, she maximizes resources like the internet and the community to provide a holistic education for her children.
Ms. Angelia Ong Homeschooling Community, Malaysia
Angelia Ong has been part of the alternative education community for some time, preferring to mix traditional, modern and alternative learning styles with a dose of sports and healthy activities. She discovered a love for teaching while exploring homeschooling for her three kids, and has also expanded this to swimming and sports.
Ms. Sarini Bujang Homeschooling Community, Malaysia
Sarini, a 39-year old mother of 3 girls, has been homeschooling kids for the past 3 years. 

Sarini holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with 13 years of working experience. She is now an entrepreneur, a certified Accelerated Learning Practitioner, Story Practice Practitioner and a certified Master Performance Coach. 

Sarini’s interests have always been in the areas of learning and development, especially on how impactful learning can be achieved through purposeful curriculum design.

Sarini is passionate about essential oils and how the proper usage of them through education helps achieve optimum wellness, particularly for families with special needs children.
Ms. Nor Azrin Shahul Hameed Homeschooling Community, Malaysia
Nor Azrin is a 37 year old Stay At Home Mum(SAHM) from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and has been a SAHM since 2014. She has been homeschooling her only daughter who is currently 9 years old. Azrin uses traditional homeschooling methods for her daughter after going through a few years of experiments with different methods. Azrin is also currently active in organising Sea Scout troop's activities for homeschooling kids around the Klang Valley, for which she is one of the scout leaders.
Dr. Rachel Sheffield Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Dr Rachel Sheffield is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Curtin University, Australia and is a passionate science educator. She researches and publishes in science and STEM education and professional identity and is currently exploring the transversal competencies and their role in STEM. Rachel has won several Faculty, University and National awards for Teaching Excellence, and was awarded an Executive Endeavour Fellowship in 2016. She is also an executive of the Curtin Academy. Her work with the STEMinist group through grants has seen her travel to India, Indonesia supporting pre-service teachers and primary students. The website is steminists.weebly.com and she can be contacted through Facebook facebook.com/Curtin.MIS.Makerspace.
Adelina Iskandar Senior PR Consultant, Malaysia
Adelina Iskandar now freelances on special projects on matters pertaining to Public Relations and Corporate Communications.

Adelina's previous post was Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Tenaga Nasional Berhad. Adelina's division covered all aspects of Corporate Communications, Regulatory Relations and Management, CSR and also the Yayasan Tenaga Foundation.

Adelina was also previously with SYABAS as General Manager, Customer Service Division (PUSPEL). At SYABAS, Adelina was a member of the CSR, Business Ethics and Sexual Harassment committees.

Adelina also served as the Director of Corporate Communications with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) where she was responsible for all matters pertaining to media, government and public relations as well as overall strategy of the branding and image building of the commission.

Prior to that, Adelina was attached with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants where she was responsible for members’ relations as well as corporate communications.

Adelina was also in the education field for 10 years as the Director of the University Preparatory Program with an American twinning program in Malaysia.

Adelina has more than 30 years of experience in public relations and training. Adelina holds a Degree in Humanities and a Masters in Linguistics.
Mr. Lim Tou Boon Programme Director, E2STEM Education, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Mr Lim moved to Phnom Penh in 2015 to pursue his mission of equipping young leaders to transform communities. An advocate of disruptive innovation, he is committed to the unleashing of young talents through an inquiry-based learning approach at E2STEM Education to produce competent Cambodian STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) professionals with 21st century skills. E2STEM Education is a STEM project of the Ministry of Education, Youth & Sports, Cambodia and E2STEM Education Ltd Singapore, and offers Grades 10-12 of the Cambodian High School and a further 2 years leading to an international diploma in engineering/technology. It is located at Block F, Preah Yukunthor High School, Phnom Penh.

Prior to his move to Phnom Penh, Mr Lim was the President of Taylor’s College, Malaysia (2009-2015), He was the key driver in the institution’s vision of producing high achieving graduates to become productive global citizens. During his tenure, 1,000 students gained admission into the top 200 universities of the world each year.
Dr. Gail Dickinson Texas State University
Dr. Gail Dickinson is an associate professor of science education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University. She previously spent 10 years as an award-winning science teacher at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin, Texas and an additional eight years as a Master Teacher in the UTeach program at University of Texas Austin. Her research focus is science teacher development. In 2011, Dr. Dickinson, along with four colleagues, developed and field tested an interdisciplinary problem-based science course for first year Cambodian university students. In 2013 the team returned to Cambodia to conduct a six-week inquiry teaching methods workshop for university faculty. Every July since 2014, Dr. Dickinson has brought Texas State University students to Cambodia for study abroad. This affords her the opportunity to follow up with previous faculty trainees. As the 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar in Cambodia she worked with universities, NGOs, and government agencies to improve science teaching.  In 2017 - 2018 she returned to Cambodia on developmental leave to continue her Fulbright work. She can be contacted at dickinson@txstate.edu.
Mr. Stephen Isaac SMK(L) Methodist, Sentul, Malaysia
Stephen Isaac teaches in SMK (L) Methodist Sentul and has been teaching there for 8 years now. Stephen teaches Biology and pure Science for upper secondary students. He also used to be the head of sports in the school for 4 years and is currently the head of discipline in the school.

Stephen was awarded the APC (Anugerah Pencapaian Cemerlang) award in 2017 for being the best performing teacher. He was also shortlisted as the top 10 "21st Century Learning Superhero Teacher“, a national competition organized by the Ministry of Education (MOE) of Malaysia. Stephen is also the state level speaker for the “Flipped Classroom” learning method that was initiated by the MOE. 
Farah Fauzi Techstars
Farah Fauzi currently leads Customer Success at Techstars for Asia Pacific where she oversees developing customer relationships with the startup ecosystem across 17 countries in the region. She is a globally certified TSW facilitator and co-leads Techstars Startup Weekend Women Malaysia and Singapore and was the pioneering lead in Malaysia for Startup Weekend KL Sustainability edition. Farah was a cofounder for two companies and has a legal education background.