Natalie Phaholyothin joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2009. As an Associate Director, she manages the Transforming Health Systems Initiative in Asia which includes two specific countries: Bangladesh and Vietnam. Ms. Phaholyothin collaborates closely with the Research team in overseeing the trend-monitoring work in Asia and provides management support to the Asia Office’s regional grant-making. She has also facilitated the institutionalization of the Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Network (MBDS), a regional network which is now the MBDS Foundation.
Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation, Ms. Phaholyothin was a Program Officer at Education Development Center (EDC) where she oversaw the Asia Pacific corporate responsibility programs for Hewlett-Packard and Deutsche Bank. She has also worked in Lao PDR and Honduras at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Ms. Phaholyothin earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Brown University. She holds a master’s degree in international economics from the State University of New York (SUNY-Albany), and a MPhil from L’Institut d’etudes politiques de Paris (SciencesPo) in political economy.