Singapore Citizen | Agripreneur & Social Entrepreneur 


 

Bio

I draw inspiration from past experience planning and executing effective social development programs, anti-human trafficking strategies and international business advisory for SMEs. I am humbled to have received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Public Service from the University of San Francisco. Having lived on 3 different continents, I am right at home working with culturally diverse populations and on interdisciplinary teams. My top 3 necessities in any organisation  are well developed and efficient processes, good stakeholder management and resilience. You can take this girl out of Singapore, but she will always call Singapore home.

 

Experience

Trampoline - by The Currimjee Group

Advisory Board Member (Mar 2020 - Present)

Provide advisory expertise that will help Trampoline, an incubator set up by one of the largest companies in Mauritius achieve their vision to create a sustainable entrepreneurship and innovative ecosystem in Mauritius. Mauritius

Farmcity

Co-founder and CEO Farmcity Singapore  (Present)

Farmcity is a social enterprise founded on an unwavering commitment to keep nutritious vegetables accessible to everybody. Food security is our utmost priority and we believe the most effective way to get there is to teach, accompany and empower communities to grow their own food. 

Mauritius

University of San Francisco Masagung School of Management

Graduate Research Assistant, Anti-Human-Trafficking (Mar 2015 - Jul 2015)

Provided direct assistance to Dr Marco Tavanti, program director of the Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) Program. Responsibilities include co- organizing symposium on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking, creating and maintaining the symposium's web presence (www.usf4freedom.org), in addition to other projects relating to anti-human-trafficking. Published: Partnership and the 3Ps of Human Trafficking: How Multi-Sector Collaboration Contributes to Effective Anti Trafficking Measures.
San Francisco 

The Grateful Garment Project

Human Trafficking and CSEC Program Intern (Jun 2013 - Apr 2014)

Established and coordinated the Human Sex Trafficking and CSEC Program from the ground up, providing resources and services to anti-trafficking organizations in the Bay Area; Monitor, coordinate and fulfill resources requests for partner organizations. Researched and identified new community partners; established four MOUs. Published: Victim-centric approach and collaboration key to tackling human trafficking
San Francisco 

International Enterprise Singapore

Centre Manager (Apr 2010 - Mar 2012)

Management of the Advisory Centre facilities, daily operations and staff; Engagement of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), providing advisory services and recommendations on relevant assistance programs for their internationalization plans; Conceptualization and execution of events catered to educating SMEs on their internationalization issues.
Acquired 3,500 customers in 2010 with a consistent customer satisfaction score of >95%
Singapore

The Learning Lab

Senior Client Management Officer (May 2008 - Apr 2010)

Facilitate the day to day operations of the Front Desk and Communications Center; Attend to and manage client expectations and enquiries to ensure client satisfaction; Work closely with the Administrative Office and Service Development team to ensure services are delivered effectively.
Singapore

 

Education

Masters of Nonprofit Administration

University of San Francisco (2013 - 2015)

California, USA

Bachelors of Arts, Sociology

National University of Singapore (2005 - 2008)

Singapore

 

Awards

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eBay Foundation GlobalGive Award

US Embassy Public Policy Grant Award

GlobalGiving "Top-Ranked" Non-Profit Award

USF Graduate School Dean's List Award

In The Media

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NUS Homepage

From city slicker to tech farmers

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Lexpress

Farmcity - Une nouvelle agriculture est possible

Testimonials

 

Dr. Marco Tavanti.
Professor, School of Management
Program Director, Master of Nonprofit Administration

I have known Kelly Ann since her participation in the
nongovernment course and the Rome Refugee Service Academic Global Immersion (AGI)
during the 2015 intercession. I have also known her as a graduate student in the capstone
project course (NPA 6161) and for her active engagement in the anti-human trafficking
activities of the University.
Her passion for social change is well balanced with her mature personality and her
commitment to make a positive and competent contribution to fight modern slavery. Kelly
Ann has high expectations for herself as demonstrated in the very high GPA and excellent
performance in research projects and collaborative initiatives connected to school and
nonprofits in the Bay Area. Her intellectual and analytical skills enable her to engage with
any social, business or academic setting, while her innate curiosity and openness ensure
that she is mindful of the impacts of her interactions on others.
Her compassion, sense of justice, collaborative capacity, and commitment to social justice
were clearly demonstrated during and after the AGI Program in Rome, Italy. She
experienced firsthand the managerial practices and policy challenges related to the field of
forced migration, refugee service, and anti-human trafficking.

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