Founder / Seastainable
Thian founded the environmental services company Seastainable in 2017 in a bid to reduce Singapore's consumption of plastic straws. Since then, it has evolved into funding and offering grants for marine conservation projects and providing individuals options to offset their greenhouse gas emissions. She spent the pandemic organizing beach cleanups in Singapore under Seastainable, and later helped develop an app, Stridy, to crowdsource and coordinate beach cleanups. Thian began her journey in marine conservation by studying whale sharks in the Philippines about seven years before. She currently works as a senior sustainability manager for appliance maker Electrolux.