Dr. Chantana (Banpasirichote) Wungaeo has mixed training background, B.A in sociology, Ph.D in regional planning and has worked in the field of political science. She started her academic career as a researcher for 7 years at Social Research Institute and moved to the Faculty of Political Science to teach politics of development, qualitative research method, democracy, conflict resolutions, and social change, etc. She was part of the founding members of the M.A in International Development Studies at Chulalongkorn University. Dr. Chantana was also one of members of the expert committee setting up Peace and Conflict Studies Center at Chulalongkorn in collaboration with the Rotary Foundation. The center has been conducting professional program for peace fellows from around the word since 2000. She retired in 2018 from the Faculty of Political Science.
Dr. Chantana is now Project Director of the Chula Second Century Fund on Creative Tourism Development Project, based at the Institute of Asian Studies, and still serve in the team of experts for Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Center at Chula. She also serves as SUMERNET Steering Committee for the period of 2020 – 2023.