Somoh Supharukchinda

Senior Director

Third Culture Kid. Synthesizer and sensemaker. Tri-sector bridge-builder. Outdoor adventurer. Rocky Road loyal.

Somoh Supharukchinda is a Senior Director at Third Plateau. In this role, she oversees the firm’s strategy support to nonprofit and philanthropic clients, with a focus on strategic planning, program design, and grants management. Somoh’s passion for social impact stems from an international upbringing in low-income countries and over a decade of experience working with nonprofits, governments, and private actors, primarily in the education sector.

Previously, Somoh worked as the Director of Growth Strategy & Development Communications for Teach For All, a nonprofit that aims to cultivate the leadership capacity to expand educational opportunity around the world. During her tenure, she managed donor communications strategy and systems, aligning programs and philanthropic interests to generate more than $22M annually. Through policy roles at the New York City Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), Somoh also supported educators in data-driven inquiry and improvement planning. In Colorado, she led the implementation of state accountability legislation across 178 districts and helped the CDE become one of the first nine states waived from No Child Left Behind provisions.

Additionally, Somoh brings a range of program and research experience. This includes managing teacher placement and matriculation for Teach For America; co-designing a JUMP! Foundation leadership summit for secondary students across Africa; developing curriculum for Empowering Students to Improve the World; and investigating the impact of California’s Paid Family Leave Act on working mothers.

Somoh holds a B.A. in Psychology from Claremont McKenna College and an M.A. in International Education Policy from Harvard University. She lives in San Francisco with her adrenaline junkie husband, Mike, and identical twin babies, Kyler and Zayden; the combo of these three keeps her very busy.