GWENDOLYN THONG, SINGAPORE
Gwendolyn Thong is the founder and CEO of Chatty Caterpillar and skilled instructional designer who has trained over 500 educators over the years on Teaching and Learning skills at NUS. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. As a scholar, she has published multiple articles on public health and mental wellness. Additionally, she has accumulated eight years of working experience as a history and social studies teacher in Singapore. During her time in NUS and NIE, she completed modules on Psychology (FASS, NUS), Educational Psychology (NIE, NTU), Global Health Policies and Issues, with a focus on mental health policies (LKYSPP, NUS), Psychological First Aid (John Hopkins University) and Health Behavioral Change: From Evidence to Action (Yale University).
When Gwen was working as a teacher at MOE, she encountered various students who needed additional mental health support. As such, since 2018, she has been committed to setting up a methodology and tech company that can facilitate mental health literacy among Singaporeans and hopefully around the world.