APC welcomed 2 new staff: Berlinda Gooi in July, and Stacey Choe in August.
Stacey has a strong background in the philanthropic sector in Asia, having served as the Membership Services Director at the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network for 4 years before her last role as Director of Policy Engagement.
Prior to joining AVPN, she had 8 years of experience in marketing communications, events management, market research and strategy. She spent three years in China as the marketing director of a boutique Italian consulting company. In Singapore she was responsible for regional incentive and rewards programmes in Intel Corporation, and before that, Stacey worked in the government sector on nationwide campaigns relating to social cohesion and national identity.
Stacey holds an MA in Social Anthropology of Development from SOAS, University of London, and a BA in Political Science and English Literature from the National University of Singapore. She has varied interests in social, political and community development, and has also co-founded a Lean In chapter for professional women in Singapore.
Berlinda joined APC in July 2016 to do what she always wanted – to be involved in making a difference in the region. She started her career in the nonprofit field – for various causes including healthcare, public policy, and immigrant and refugee assistance, in New York City, where she lived after her studies. She has worked in a variety of roles – from events management, fundraising to volunteer management.
Most recently, Berlinda has been working in the university space – as Senior Associate Director for Alumni Relations at Singapore Management University where she was responsible for alumni engagement and annual giving. Prior to that, she established and managed alumni affairs in the Asia-Pacific region for Chicago Booth, and also at INSEAD. She has a BA in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College and MBA from Zicklin School of Business, City University of New York. Berlinda is Malaysian but feels truly quite at home anywhere in Southeast Asia.