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Reky Martha Groendal
Consultant , Corporate and International Non-Profit
Portland, United States
A multilingual (English, Japanese, Spanish, Indonesian) driven to maximize organization and human potentials to create impact. 12 years of experience in human development and 9 years of experience in organizational development. Previous work in Japan, Canada, US, Indonesia, Singapore, Mexico, Srilanka and community engagement in South and Central America, Southeast, East, and South Asia.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
[January 2017 - present] Consultant (Portland-based)
Consultant for change management, strategic planning, organizational development, and impact investment in international development field. Engaged in upper management level and applied human-centered design facilitation throughout the process.
• The Island Foundation Singapore (
• Tanoto Foundation Jakarta (
• Impact Hub Jakarta (
• Saraswati Global (
• Kinara Indonesia (
• Kompak (

[January 2016 - December 2018]Executive Director & Co-Founder Hoshizora Foundation - Organization providing access to education and scholarship to 2373 children in 384 schools in 41 areas in Indonesia (
• Lead change management, build strong organizational
development, develop leaders and 27 employees in 6
divisions, indirectly supervise 121 area coordinators
• Initiated, executed, built curriculum and supervised the
nation-wide Unilever Fair and Lovely Bintang Scholarship
program for 150 at-risk women from rural Indonesia
• Fundraised, managed and monitored US$ 450K yearly
• Co-founded Environmental Education Center, wrote EEC
book, managed international programs to generate revenue

[ September 2014 - April 2015] Montessori of Alameda
• Social Emotional Learning (SEL) educator in Montessori teaching method
• Researched and built learning methods for children and adults based on SEL

[April 2014 - July 2014] Portland Research Company |
• Facilitated cyber-investigations and monitoring in thehealth care sector
• Conducted research and reported in English, Japanese, and Indonesian

[September 2010-December 2013] Lead Researcher at Social Emotional Education Development Lab UBC (Dr. Shelley Hymel)
• Led research on Intergenerational Landed Learning Program Evaluation, designed quantitative program evaluation measurement, and analyzed with SPSS to identify impact on behavior, attitude, and learning
• Researched on bullying prevention for BC school boards

[January 2011 - July 2012] Graduate Student Peer Advisor (Canada) University of British Columbia - Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Needs focused on Human Development, Learning & Culture Program
• Provided support, facilitated colloquiums for graduate students in the program
• Trained in Team-Based Approach to Project Management by Mitacs Step UBC

[February 2009 - February 2010] Associate at International Operation Division (Japan) Kumon Institute of Education
Full-time position at Kumon Global Office in Japan (
• Designed and led international training sessions for Korea’s new Kumon area managers
• Facilitated International Conference for Kumon Instructors from 20 countries
• Supported staff and supervised risk and compliance in operation expansion
• Communicated professionally in Japanese, English, Indonesian, and Spanish

[September 2007 - February
Master of Arts (2010-201) - Human Development, Learning and Culture Program, Department of Educational Counselling Psychology and Special Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

During graduate study, I was trained mainly in educational psychology, statistical analysis (using SPSS software), designing measures for program evaluation, data collection and data analyses. I was involved in research on scan of social-emotional learning content in teacher certification requirement and teacher preparation coursework in the US and Canada to inform teacher certification policies). I was also involved in the evaluation of social and emotional learning program for teachers (Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques [SMART] in Education) and for students (MindUP) that
incorporated mindfulness-based education approaches.

Bachelor of Social Science (2003-2007) - Communities, Organization, Social Capital and Social Networks Program, Department of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan.

During my undergraduate study I co-founded a non-profit organization that currently providing scholarships for over 780 underprivileged children Indonesia. I established and developed the program, operation, management, and built staff capacity of the organization as well as fundraised through grassroots activities and grant applications effectively in Indonesia and Japan.
Affiliations and Achievements:
1) Women of Future Award South East Asia 2019 - Final Nominee for Social Enterprise
2) Kick Andy Heroes ( Award Winner 2018
3) Vital Voices Fellowship ( - VV Lead 2017 - 2019
4) Cherie Blair Fellowship ( 2017 - 2018


1) 2010-2015 Co-founder & Core Board Member of Hoshizora Foundation (

2) 2006-2015 Around the Globe Volunteerism - Oaxaca Street Children Grassroots Mexico, school building post tsunami in Sri Lanka, trauma healing post earthquake in Indonesia, poverty elevation through education in Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica Volunteer at Collingwood Neighborhood –

3) 2010-2012 Morning Star Program core volunteer for program designed for high risk population in Vancouver BC, Canada

4) 2007-2010 Lead volunteer at Shion Gakuen Orphanage Osaka. Trauma healing program designer fordomestic violence young victims in Japan

5) 2005-2007 Co-founder & leader of APU Ai no Nami Tsunami Relief. Led fundraising, designed and implemented trauma healing program in Aceh Indonesia, and built school in Srilanka

6) 2005-2007 Co-founder & Representative Leader of
Hoshizora Community

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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Japanese (fluent), Indonesian (native), Spanish (intermediate)
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