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The Team

RC Forward is the core project of Rethink Charity. Below you’ll find the Rethink Charity team and their roles. 

SoonKhen ("SK") OwYong
Executive Director

SK is Rethink Charity’s new Executive Director. He joined Rethink Charity in 2022 as Operations Engineer, improving processes and systems across the organization. In 2011 SK earned a BS in Business Administration–Management Information Systems from San Jose State University. Along the way, he taught himself programming, and he brings to Rethink Charity over 7 years of experience working in fintech startups in Hong Kong, as a software developer and team leader. SK is passionate about helping teams in the effective altruism community maximize their positive impact, through collaboration and efficiency. Outside of work, SK gets competitive with his friends at sports including skiing, bouldering, and Valorant.

Siobhan Brenton
Project Manager

 

Siobhan works on systems optimization, organizational compliance and oversees day-to-day operations for Rethink Charity. Previously, she helped coordinate EA meetups in Sydney and worked as the communications officer for Effective Altruism Australia. In 2014 Siobhan earned a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from Memorial University of Newfoundland and went on to get a Masters of International Public Health from the University of New South Wales.

Megan Jamer
Project Manager

Megan works on project management, communications, and strategy across Rethink Charity’s projects, with a focus on RC Forward and EA Giving Tuesday. Previously, she served as Rethink Charity’s Acting Executive Director, as well as Communications Manager. Megan travelled on a bicycle in Asian and African countries for five years, and in a past life worked as a petroleum geologist. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Earth Science (Honours) from Simon Fraser University.

Baxter Bullock
Co-Founder

Baxter is the Co-Founder of RC Forward. He served as Executive Director of Rethink Charity for five years, from 2017 to 2022. Prior to Rethink Charity’s founding, Baxter served as the Programs Director for the Charity Science Foundation. He was also a high school math teacher for four years.