Conference Organizers

Andy Dorn

Andy Dorn is currently a Geography and Humanities teacher and the International Award Coordinator at NIST International School, Bangkok. He has taught in his native New Zealand, South Korea, China, and Thailand. Andy attended the first GIN Asia conference in Beijing and 2008 and this inspired him to become a CAS coordinator and to get involved with Service Learning. Since joining NIST Andy and his students have organized the Bangkok version of GIN, pioneered need assessments in service projects, and set up a variety of social enterprises. When not at school, Andy enjoys geographic inspired adventures such as trail running and photography.

John Gangi

John is the MYP Service as Action Core Coordinator at NIST International School.  He has been working with social enterprise in schools for the last 10 years and sees it as an integral part of positive change in our world.  He has been with students in developing social enterprises at NIST including FairNIST Coffee and more recently has been working NIST's long-standing interschool concert Mixed Up in support of Love Wildlife Foundation and Rescued Glass.  He has presented on social enterprise at American School of Bombay Unplugged, Taipei American School, TCC Edu Schools at the International Pacific School in Saigon, as well as at several of the Bangkok ServICE Conferences- 

Malikah Sheriff

Malikah has been teaching formally for the past eight years but youth engagement and empowerment programs have been her passion for the last 15 years. She currently works at NIST International School in Thailand as their Global Citizen Diploma coordinator for grades 9 through 12. She has also been a Service coordinator and CAS coordinator in the past and has taught IB DP Theory of Knowledge, Economics, Business Management, Global Politics and MYP 3 through 5 in the last few years. Malikah presented in a break-out session at the IB Regional Conference 2017 in Yokohama titled; “Inspiring communities through Service

Learning: beyond the tip of the iceberg”. Prior to being an educator, Malikah was a banker and a strategic analyst who was always involved in social action programs.

Hsin-Yi (Cindy) Chen

Growing up in a multi-cultural environment, Cindy thrives to cultivate a global approach in education flourishing young leaders of the world. Cindy’s involvement with Compass Education started as a passionate teacher who wished to expand her horizons and tools towards systems thinking in 2013. Ever since, sustainability has been her core value, practices, and now a trainer with Compass Education, a non-profit network equipping schools for a sustainable future. Cindy is currently a learner and educator at NIST International School for MYP Sciences and DP Environmental Systems and Societies. She works with various young leaders of the generation; exploring possibilities, passions, and taking action in their local community through classroom, experiential, and service learning. Cindy is very blessed to be involved in a very supportive and collaborative network amongst international schools in Thailand. She is an active advisor for the Bangkok ServICE Network, which inspires, connects and empowers students and educators in the Bangkok-Pattaya-Phuket regions. She co-organized and hosted the 5 th  and 7 th annual conferences.