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I writedance, and lead Partnerships and Development at Rainshadow Studios.

After being a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Penn Social Impact House Fellow, and practitioner on the ground with CARE and Doctors Without Borders, I now primarily make art for social impact.

I was a magazine and academic writer before also including fiction and completing an MFA in Creative Writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, workshopping at Bread Loaf in Sicily, and being nominated for the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference

I dance—though seldom for performance—preferring for movement to inform the bodies in my writing, and in my work as the Creative Producer of Changing Room, a movement-based short docufictive film that answers, "What does our time spent with insecurities have to do with climate change?" Five times a week, I'm in the studio for ballet, Latin, or street styles.

I head Partnerships and Development at Rainshadow Studios, a Singapore-based non-profit organization that makes art inspiring action against climate change. 

I have not lived a very linear life. These are some of my random facts:

I hold the French C2 certificate, and also speak/read/write Japanese. (My mother tongue is Thai.) I have an MA in Comparative Literature and used to go to conferences like the 19th-Century French Studies Colloquium. I had a research grant from the Smithsonian Freer|Sackler Galleries back when people thought I'd become a literature professor. UT-Austin gave me a Graduate Fellowship, believing—inspiringly but perhaps fruitlessly—in me. 

I have an MSEd in Higher Education Administration from UPenn. My first research project there was an independent study to understand how to incentivize professors across departments to integrate sustainable development into their agenda (answer: put the incentive in the tenuring process). Findings were presented at the 2014 International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability.

My second research project at UPenn—which was supposed to end in a PhD, before Singapore suddenly became my permanent home—studied the effects of US scholarships on Chinese students and China's sociopolitical development, starting in the mid-19th century. I wanted to make a case for giving less-endowed, foreign students a chance for education. I was one. I went to Williams College, UT-Austin, and UPenn all on scholarships or fellowships.