Monica Chong

International Program COORDINATOR

Monica coordinates the International Program, which involved a broad spectrum of responsibitlies from supportuning our Field Professionals and projects overseas, to donoro reporting, to recruitment and financial management - the list goes on!

The avid foodie initially followed a corporate career trajectory (five years as an account manager in a telco), but took time out to explore more meaningful career options. She worked in Vietnam for 3 years through the Australian Volunteers Program before joining EWB in 2013 as a volunteer and then become a member of staff in mid-2014.

Her journey of exploration involved working, volunteering and travelling through South America, Europe and Asia. Not surprisingly, food was a feature of her travels and she enjoyed trying different cuisines while learning about other cultures and international development. In Vietnam, Monica created a Hanoi street food guide and map that has become quite well known around the traps. Her love of cooking and bringing people together has inspired her to one day start her own catering business.