Here are some of the people behind Ruam Chuay!
Our founder, Monisha, started designing workshops on preventing interpersonal violence a few years ago. She has an interdisciplinary background in communications, marketing, community development, and restorative justice.
Born and raised in Bangkok, she recognized the lack of discussion around sexual violence and health in Thailand. When she went to university in California, she received training in paraprofessional counseling and crisis response.
Simultaneously, she works as a content marketing strategist and digital media producer. Her favorite projects lie at the axis of technology, social issues, and culture. Her clients range from agencies and small businesses to established brands in the fields of technology, education, finance, and non-profit organizations.
Monisha spends her time traveling the world while working remotely, so she’s become an expert timezone juggler. When she’s not working or exploring, you can find her listening to a podcast, watching Ted Talks, or reading on her Kindle.
She holds a BA from the University of Southern California and certification Restorative Justice from Simon Fraser Universitiy.
In her twenties, it occurred to her that she was never given “the talk.”
Mamta has an MS in Psychotherapy and Counseling along with a certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She is a certified SMART Recovery Facilitator, for addiction and addictive behaviors. She is training to become a counselor focused on helping adults and families in Thailand navigate their interpersonal relationships.
Over the past four years, she has organized several campaigns to raise awareness of gender-based violence in Bangkok. She believes that we should work across generations to address this issue.
Before making the switch to counseling, she used to work in product development at Benetone Group Silver Jewelry and is a certified gemologist. In her spare time, she can be found reading books on art and philosophy and visiting museums.
As a mother of three, she never got “the talk” in her time…then realized she never gave one to her kids either!
We could not have done this without the support from our friends, family, and community. Thank you so much for helping us build Ruam Chuay.
David Henry Lantz
Soroptimist International Bangkok