Founder & CEO
Moni began his career in education with Teach For America in 2012 and taught for two years as a secondary school science teacher in Camden, New Jersey. He then served as an adjunct faculty member at the American University of Phnom Penh. Prior to this, his experience includes working as an AmeriCorps’ tutor, a research assistant at Washington Medical School, and science program consultant at the International University Faculty of Pharmacy in Cambodia.
Moni was named the 2009 California New Century Scholar by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and an All-USA Academic Team Member by USA Today. He was a 2015 Echoing Green Global Fellowship Finalist, recipient of the 2016 Kirin Social Enterprise Award at the National Business Model competition organized by McKinsey & Company, and was featured as a Bright Young Spark by ASEAN Forum in 2016. Moni holds a Master of Science degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship, Project HOPE Scholarship, Ameren Scholarship, Gustav Mesmer Scholarship, CALSOAP Scholarship, and Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.
Director, Development & Administration
Jojo came to Southeast Asia in 2015 to explore her parents’ homeland, a journey that took her back to the Indonesian refugee camp where she was born. Along the way, she spent a year living with and mentoring 80 university women with the Harpswell Foundation whose mission is to empower the future women leaders of Cambodia. Through this experience, she learned to fully appreciate the risks her parents took to get to America and that vast educational inequity still exists for young Cambodians today.
Prior to Cambodia, Jojo has 10+ years of organizational management experience in the private and public sector in North America. She last worked for the MBA program at the University of California, Berkeley where she managed technology and communications for a department serving 1,300 students, 40,000 alumni, and 200 corporate partners, alongside chairing an employee engagement committee for the Dean’s Office. She was selected as a Berkeley Catalyst in 2013, a Chief Learning Officer Magazine -recognized program for emerging leaders. Jojo has also managed candidate and client relations as a recruiter in the San Francisco Bay Area and led a local advisory board for an international women’s organization. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a Political Science degree and a minor in Public Policy.
Director, Selection & Community Relations
Born and raised in rural Cambodia as one of eight children, Kalyan was the first in her family to attend university. Family hardships almost deterred her from finishing high school, but she persisted and that changed her entire life trajectory. Kalyan would go on to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Law from the Royal University of Law & Economics in Cambodia and a master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York City focusing on children, youth, and families. She is a Harpswell Foundation scholar and recipient of the Civil Society Leadership Award from the Open Society Foundation.
Kalyan has 7+ years of local and international experiences in private and nonprofit organizations. During her two-year study in the U.S., Kalyan pursued her social work interest through internships with Wediko Children’s Services and The LGBTQ Center. Most recently, she played a hands-on role at Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK) working in communities and partnering with the board to ensure day-to-day priorities were met. Kalyan has engaged in various volunteer positions on issues such as domestic violence, human rights, governance, youth and politics, and gender equality and equity. In one of her first roles after undergrad, Kalyan was the executive assistant to the Chief Operating Officer at DFI Lucky in Cambodia.
Sreylak Sim is serving as the Deputy Manager of the Advisory team at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Cambodia. Her work includes market research and assessment, business deals and strategies, internal controls review, and corporate financial advice for various industries within the private and public sector. Sreylak lends her expertise and support to Teach For Cambodia by providing financial reviews and fiscal guidance on the organizational strategy to ensure that TFC operates in a responsible, enduring and transparent fashion.
Prior to joining PwC, Sreylak had extensive accounting experience in the nonprofit sector in New York. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Information Systems Management from Portland State University in the United States.