Somoh SupharukchindaVice President
Third Culture Kid. Synthesizer and sensemaker. Outdoor adventurer. Rocky Road loyalist. ISFJ
Somoh Supharukchinda is a Vice President at Third Plateau. In this role, she oversees the firm’s strategy support to nonprofits, social enterprises, and philanthropists with a focus on strategic planning, philanthropic advising, and program design and management. She also serves as a Program Officer for the John Pritzker Family Fund, guiding the foundation’s investments in Mental Health and Healthcare and Disaster Response.
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. Prior to Third Plateau, Somoh worked as the Lead 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 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 sons, Kyler and Zayden; the combo of these three keeps her very busy.