Assistant Prof Meixi Ng

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota and Founder, Fiftyfold, Singapore

MC20 – Tutorial Relationships: Learning Design for Community Impact
RT10 – Finding Your Calling; Meaning & Purpose

Dr Meixi is an Assistant Professor, Comparative and International Development Education, OLPD at University of Minnesota. She was awarded the Marcy Migdal Fellowship as a first year doctoral student in the Learning Science and Human Development program in the UW College of Education. Her experiences when she was young in India and Thailand led her to develop a deep interest in discovering ways to create change in communities through schools. As an undergraduate student at Northwestern University, Meixi co-founded The Amber Initiative, a local non-profit in Singapore that worked with young people in Southeast Asia on issues of human trafficking and education. Meixi continued to expand her understanding of how schools can be a source of transformation for communities around the world. In 2010, she traveled to six countries exploring how schools work with marginalized communities. In 2011, she worked as a Princeton Latin American Fellow and collaborated with the Mexican Secretary of Education. In 2012, after working in schools in both Singapore and Mexico, Meixi returned to Southeast Asia where she began to work with the Hill tribe school, Sahasat, which she grew up alongside as a child.