Aleithia joined the Business Development and Advisory team in June 2017.
Prior to IIX, Aleithia worked with Asia Philanthropy Circle and Leap Philanthropy (“LEAP201”). She conducted research on agricultural development in Cambodia and Myanmar, as well as the viability of mobile applications for agricultural and rural development (mARD) to uplift paddy farmers. As part of her communications and editorial portfolio, she conceptualised and created written and visual content for the organisations to support their research and advocacy efforts. Aleithia has also interned with Art Stage Singapore and the Oak Spring Garden Foundation (Virginia, USA), where she honed her passion for art history. She volunteers with Skillseed, a Singaporean social enterprise that designs global experiential service learning journeys for social impact, to develop its environmental education and youth leadership programmes.
Her longstanding passion for Southeast Asian development, which has been cultivated through her professional experiences, was sparked off by a two-month stint in Hanoi, Vietnam, where she independently founded and executed a photography education programme at the Vietnam Friendship Village, a home and rehabilitation facility for veterans and persons suffering the effects of Agent Orange. Her subsequent experiences with photography and Vietnam culminated in long form non-fiction piece exploring the lingering effects of war as represented through forms of photography and the body, memory, the ethics of image-making and the country’s colonial heritage.
Aleithia graduated with a B.A. (with Honours) in Art and Humanities from Yale-NUS College, Singapore, as a member of its pioneer batch.