Aspiration welcomes San Ng as Director of Programs and Operations

San Ng is transitioning from the Aspiration Board Room to Aspiration headquarters. San joins Aspiration as Director of Programs and Operations after serving as Program Director for ICT for Governance, Law and Civil Society at The Asia Foundation. Welcome San!

Heather Carpenter, Aspiration's outgoing Assistant Director, is moving south to San Diego. Heather will be a PhD student in Nonprofit Leadership at the University of San Diego and Executive Director of the Jenna Druck Foundation. Heather has done a FANTASTIC job getting Aspiration's operations into top-flight shape, and we'll miss her passion for nonprofit excellence. Thanks and best wishes to Heather!

San has more than 13 years of non-profit experience in ICT in international development. Prior to joining Aspiration, she was the Program Director for ICT for Governance, Law and Civil Society at The Asia Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, and open Asia-Pacific region. San led the ICT Program which aims to provide new ways to address longstanding problems by increasing efficiency and productivity in the private sector, expanding the scale and influence of civil society, and increasing transparency and accountability in the public sector.

Before joining the Asia Foundation, San was the Director of Strategy and Programs at the International Medical Corps, a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through relief programs. San previously worked for CARE International in Thailand, China and Seattle. Born and bred in Singapore, San practiced as a court attorney in the early part of her career before becoming extensively involved in international development and ICT.

She is the holder of a Bachelors of Laws (LL.B) from the National University of Singapore, as well as a Masters of Laws (LL.M) and a Masters of Public Administration (M.P.A) from the University of Washington. She also holds various certificates in Information Technology.