Traon (Tae) Pongsopon has been freelancing since 2017 for various social development organizations, including local and international non-profit organizations, corporations and think tanks, as a project manager, facilitator, and translator, while also working as food illustrator and a chef! Tae’s work has focused on social, cultural and local community development, women and youth empowerment, human rights and democracy advocacy, education, social entrepreneurship, food security and sustainability, technology and ICT development in Mekong sub-region countries, and more.
Tae has been on the organizing team for the Mekong ICT Camp and BarCamp Bangkok since 2012. From 2013 to 2016, she served as a program officer for The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom’s Thailand project. In this capacity, she was part of a team responsible for creating, implementing and promoting educational tools (SIM Democracy board game and Rights Cards game), youth platforms (Dream Thailand) and public forums across Thailand and abroad. She represented the organization at various regional and global events, including as a speaker on the ‘Dream Thailand’ project at the World Forum for Democracy 2015 in Strasbourg, France. world forum democracy Lab:11 (Dream Thailand) When dreams come true (an example from Thailand)
Tae received a B.A. in Psychology, awarded with First Class Honours, from Calcutta University in India in 2012. Her degree and five years of professional experience have made Tae a leader in industrial-organizational, consumer, educational and developmental psychology. She also specializes in the design, implementation, promotion and evaluation of projects and workshops.