Third Culture Kid. Realistic idealist. Tri-sector bridge-builder. ISFJ.
Somoh Supharukchinda is a Director at Third Plateau, where she supports nonprofit and philanthropic clients to increase their social impact. Her passion for social impact stems from an international upbringing in low-income countries and a decade of experience working with nonprofits, governments, and private actors, particularly in the education sector.
Prior to Third Plateau, 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. In this role, she managed donor communications strategy and systems, aligning programs and philanthropic interests to generate more than $22M annually. Somoh also served in policy roles at the New York City Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), supporting 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, research, and evaluation 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 husband, Mike, and enjoys California sunshine, Pacific Northwest summers, outdoor adventures, and her mother’s Thai cooking.