Aleithia is a writer and photographer, and a champion for social and environmental issues. She has worked with various NGOs, venture philanthropy and impact investing organisations to conduct research on agricultural development, mobile technology and health in Southeast Asia.
Her longstanding passion for Southeast Asian development, which has been cultivated through her professional experiences, was sparked off by a two-month stint in Hanoi, Vietnam, where she independently founded and executed a photography education programme at the Vietnam Friendship Village, a home and rehabilitation facility for veterans and persons suffering the effects of Agent Orange. Her subsequent experiences with photography and Vietnam culminated in long form non-fiction piece exploring the lingering effects of war as represented through forms of photography and the body, memory, the ethics of image-making and the country’s colonial heritage. She is currently working in Hanoi as a communications professional.
Aleithia graduated with a B.A. (with Honours) in Art and Humanities from Yale-NUS College, Singapore, as a member of its pioneer class.