Tim Aye-Hardy was born and raised in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) and left to the U.S. in 1989 due to his active participation during the 8888 nationwide uprising while he was attending Rangoon Arts and Science University. He attended California Polytechnic University, Pomona and San Diego State University, and earned B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science in 1998 and 2007 respectively. Tim worked with various banking, health care and financial solutions companies in the U.S. for the past 15 years holding technical and management positions.
Tim Aye-Hardy is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of myME: Myanmar Mobile Education Project (www.myMEproject.org), which provides education via mobile classrooms to out-of-school and working children in Myanmar (Burma). Tim was the Director of Outreach with Burma Global Action Network (www.Burma-Network.com) from 2010 – 2012 where he advocated for Burma issues in the U.S. and an Inaugural Carl Wilkens Fellow with Genocide Intervention Network (www.genocideintervention.net). Currently serving as a member of the Central Working Committee and New York Coordinator for Citizen of Burma (www.CitizenOfBurma.org) organization, Chairperson of the International Forum Planning Committee with the UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights (www.unescochair.uconn.edu), and an Inaugural Fellow of The Equity Initiative for transformative leadership in Southeast Asia (www.equityinitiative.org).