La Wun Shwe Wut Ye is a senior fellow for Myanmar with the Institute for Global Engagement and a lecturer in the English Department, Liberal Arts Program at Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT). She is also leading a project to establish a Journalism Department at MIT. La Wun Shwe Wut Ye’s work focuses on increasing news literacy in Myanmar and leveraging the power of social media to reduce intolerance between different religious groups. Before taking a teaching position at MIT, she worked for the Myanmar Council of Churches as a public relation committee program secretary.
La Wun Shwe Wut Ye holds a B.S. in Botany from Yangon University of Distance Education, a B.A. in English from Liberal Arts Program of the Myanmar Institute of Theology, and M.A. in English Language and Literature from Chosun University in South Korea. She resides in Yangon, Myanmar.