Sophak Touch, MA – In-Country Coordinator
Sophak’s educational background includes a B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Asia Euro University in Phnom Penh and a Diploma of Computer Science from WEC International Cambodia, as well as a Master’s Degree in Education from the Royal University of Phnom Penh. He most recently worked as an English teacher at Cambodia International Cooperation Organization and KLT Training Center at Panha Chiet University. His three years working at Youth for Peace allowed him the opportunity to complete and participate in various workshops focusing on leadership trainings, conflict management and intervention, monitoring and evaluation, and the promotion of human rights. In his spare time, Sophak enjoys playing football and tennis, reading and playing guitar. As the GSC In-Country Coordinator since 2009, Sophak helps to facilitate volunteer placements and is an invaluable resource for our volunteers.
Susan Hagadorn, EdD, MPA – Academic Program Coordinator
Susan is Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts, Letters and Humanities at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia and an Assistant to the Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, Royal Government of Cambodia. A resident of Cambodia for seven years, following a 25 year career in public health, Susan provides consulting services to organizations throughout the Asia region. Her experience spans cultural renewal, education, gender, good governance, health and leadership. At the university, Susan teaches research methods, education and management, and is establishing a Center for Executive Leadership.
Kat Koeun - Program Assistant & Driver
Mr. Koeun is the GSC Program Assistant and driver who accompanies volunteer participants on many of their Phnom Penh trips, including to and from their field placements. He is a long-time friend and past fellow student of Sophak. Mr. Koeun is married with two young children.