Michael Ong

Michael Kek Hin Ong

Brown School: Social Work, MSW

Michael started his career as a social worker in Singapore. Later, his vision led him to venture to Vietnam, working as a social work consultant with both international and local NGOs and the Vietnamese government.  After graduating with a master’s degree in social work at Washington University in St. Louis, he returned to Vietnam and started a social enterprise called Tea Talk.  His passion and contribution to the community had him featured in the documentary, Find Me A Singaporean  and in 2015, was awarded the Outstanding Singaporean Award by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations.  Michael is married to Jacqueline and they have a daughter who is currently a master’s degree in occupational therapy candidate at Wash U.

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