WaterSHED – Lang Mesa

Mark Sobsey
LANG Mesa – Communications Specialist

Joining the WaterSHED team in April 2013, Mesa, also understood by Cambodians as April, is working as the Communications Specialist. His work deals with producing and managing media while maintaining the internal and external communication with WaterSHED’s stakeholders. Prior to his current job, Mesa was the Community Manager for the BBC Media Action working on a multi-media campaign on youth civic engagement called Loy9.

Mesa received his Bachelor’s Degree in Media Management from the Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2012. After graduation, he took a short break from work for half a year and became a youth ambassador representing Cambodia in the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program. Also, in 2010, he went on a one-year exchange program at Illinois State University majoring in Public Relations.

Other than his work, Mesa has also been actively involved in community services in two youth organizations –SSEAYP International Cambodia (SIC) and Fulbright and Undergraduate Alumni Association of Cambodia. He loves doing projects with young energetic youths and work together to trigger various social issues happening in Cambodia.

“Working in WaterSHED is not the regular office job like I expected. I get out of my comfort zone and understand more about my country. The best part of working here is when I could go to different provinces, listen to people’s stories and feature them on our channels. And I am just simply proud when I know how much the project has benefited all these poor communities we are working with.”