From: Stockton, California
Current Location: Singapore
Education: University of San Francisco, Joint MBA/MA
Occupation: APAC Partner Programs Manager, Salesforce
In her current profession, Sophaline is a Partner Programs Manager for Salesforce – the 6th largest software company in the world and based in Singapore to help grow the Salesforce Consulting and App Vendor business within the Asia-Pacific region. She also spent nearly 5 years in Salesforce’s Headquarters in San Francisco working within the Global Revenue Operations function serving the communication and training needs to fuel the growth of a global sales army. Sophaline is also fluent in 3 languages: English, Khmer and Thai with Mandarin as her next desired language to master.
Sophaline Mao is a 1.5 generation Cambodian-American born in the Khao I Dang Refugee camp along the Cambodia-Thai border and raised in the United States since the age of 6 months old. Sophaline spent most of her childhood years in Stockton, California before moving to San Francisco to pursue her goals of higher education. At San Francisco State University, Sophaline majored in Asian-American Studies with a Minor in Health Education and also helped build Delta Omicron Chi Sorority, a pre-professional organization focused on the advancement of young women with an emphasis in serving the community. After completing her undergraduate studies, Sophaline spent 6 years in developing her professional career within financial services, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. While employed full-time, Sophaline returned to pursue her graduate studies at the University of San Francisco to earn both a Master of Arts in Asia-Pacific Studies and Master of Business Administration.
When she is not working to develop her professional career in technology, Sophaline donates her time in contributing to various community and non-profit organizations including the East Bay College Fund in Oakland, CA, Wat Dhammararam Buddhist Temple in Stockton, CA, the Cambodia YMCA in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the Little Angels Orphanage and Khmer Art Center in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the Dream Beyond Foundation based in Orange County, CA and most recently with the CARE Foundation based in Long Beach, CA. Sophaline is especially passionate about cloud computing, technology and the potential it has to change lives in all communities.