Saw Kapi | Executive Director

Saw Kapi (Saw Myo Min Thu) is the Executive Director of the DeBoer Fellowship where he provides leadership for the Fellowship program and overall support for the graduate network of engaged and motivated leaders. Saw Kapi is also responsible for developing strategic partnerships for the DeBoer Fellowship throughout the country of Myanmar.

He previously served as the Executive Director of Thabyay Education Foundation and has spent more than twelve years working within the US higher education system – including as the Director of Admissions and Records at California State University, Bakersfield. Since his return to Myanmar, Saw Kapi has been actively advocating for a better education system in his native country. He is involved in the national efforts for education reform through the Salween Institute for Public Policy and a broad network of Myanmar educators.

Saw Kapi earned his BA in International Relations from San Francisco State University, and holds an MA in Development Economics from Williams College.

Peter Dove | Dean

Peter Dove is Dean of the DeBoer Fellowship where he guides the development of instruction and provides direction and oversight to the Fellow Events. Peter is also the Director of Studies at Yangon Institute of University Studies in Myanmar. Peter is dedicated to partnering with adult learners engaged in community development. He previously co-founded Imagine Thailand, a Bangkok-based social engagement organization that trains leaders to serve Southeast Asian communities impacted by political or environmental dislocation.

Peter earned his BA from Summit Pacific College and a BA from University of British Columbia, where he specialized in English Literature and Intellectual History. He holds an MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary.

Kyaw Wai Yar Soe | Associate Country Director

Kyaw Wai Yar Soe is the Associate Country Director of the DeBoer Fellowship where he supports the Country Director in oversight, leadership, and monitoring of the DeBoer Fellowship. He was attending higher education in the United States when Myanmar began taking transitional steps toward reformation. Desiring to be part of the positive change through humanitarian efforts at the community level, Kyaw Wai Yar Soe moved back to Myanmar in 2011. He then joined the Norwegian Refugee Council in assisting internally displaced persons and refugees in Kayin State.

Kyaw Wai Yar Soe was part of the inaugural class of DeBoer Fellows in 2014 and has since joined the DeBoer Fellowship staff full time to advance leadership development and other resources to strengthen Myanmar for the future.

Kyaw Wai Yar Soe is completing his BA in Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change at Friends University.

Su Su Lwin | Administrator

Su Su Lwin is an Administrator with the DeBoer Fellowship. She manages day to day operations and works closely with the growing and robust group of DeBoer Fellowship Alumni. She works to provide continuing resources for the Alumni as they implement community projects, known as Go Do Good Projects. She is passionate about helping other people succeed in what they do. Su Su previously worked as a business analyst in an advertising company in Yangon, Myanmar.

Su Su received her BA in English Literature from Dagon University, and she holds a MBA from the University of Sunderland.