After taking some time off (and welcoming two daughters), Khun Ja switched to the education field and held several roles at Ivy Education Group (IEG), eventually becoming its Director of Marketing and Community Engagement.
Khun Ja has a breadth of experience when it comes to event organization, ranging from intimate coffee talks, to large scale community events, all conducted with equal dedication, precision and conviction. It was also at IEG where her love for children and her desire to help people became crystal clear. Seeing the power of education, and how transformative it can be for a child made her feel an even greater urgency to try and help those who are less fortunate, especially children. During her six-year career at IEG, she organized two successful “A Night to Remember” charity concerts, raising over a combined US$40,000 for various worthy causes. In this role, she also organized the group’s annual Unity Day (with over 5,000 attendees), Daystar’s Got Talent shows, Week for Change charity runs, and many other notable events.
After 20 years of living abroad, Khun Ja returned home to Bangkok with her family in January 2020, right at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Witnessing the suffering the pandemic has brought to countless people further crystalized her “raison d’etre” or her reason for being and ignited a greater motivation to help people. “Donating would be the easier route, but what’s the fun in that?” she says.
Reconnecting with the a capella group the Radcliffe Pitches from Harvard University in the fall of 2021 sparked the idea of holding another edition of “A Night to Remember” charity concert in Bangkok. Khun Ja hopes that through her company Kula, she will be able to contribute her skills, experience, and personal connections built over the past three decades, for the greater good.
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