Hay Mar Khaing is a formally trained teacher with a bachelor’s degree in education from Yangon Institute of Education. She has over five years experience as a teacher in arts and social sciences schools. As a consultant, she delivered several services related to peacebuilding training workshops and curriculum development for local and international organizations in Myanmar. Hay Mar also has worked a curriculum development specialist for Search for Common Ground, an international organization that promotes the peaceful resolution of conflict. Under her leadership, more than 100 local government officials, community leaders, women and youth in Rakhine State have participated in specialized training for peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Hay Mar is a passionate environmental activist and seeks to explore the connection between environmental stewardship and peacebuilding. She is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.