Kitiya “Kay” Pinmaneenopparat

Thailand Country Director

Kitiya “Kay” Pinmaneenopparat was born and raised in Bangkok. She graduated as a Business English major from Bangkok University International College. She worked for the United States Peace Corps Thailand as a Thai Language and Culture trainer for three years. After that, she moved to Chiang Mai to join Loop Abroad. She fell in love with Chiang Mai and decided to relocate permanently. Apart from being a teacher and mentor, her passions include sustainable development, youth and community development, and animal welfare. She brings her passion into Loop Abroad’s Thailand programs to make meaningful experiences for students and positive impacts on local communities.

Meeting new people, making new friends, and exchanging cultural experiences are her favorite things to do. This year, Kay made a goal of trying 50 restaurants every year. If you’re lucky she may share her list of the best food in Chiang Mai with you! In her free time, Kay loves to travel, volunteer, talk about all kinds of cross-cultural experiences, bake brownies and spend time with “Luck” her cute little hedgehog.