Podcasts

globeChang(e) – Episode 08 – Nichanun (Nat) Puapattanakajorn, University of Pennsylvania – I Am the Tiger Mom to Myself

Were there only twelve students in your high school graduating class? What about representing your own country twice at the highest level of high school debate? These are only a few bits of what makes Nichanun (Nat) Puapattanakajorn‘s experience so captivating. It goes without saying that she is highly accomplished, having won awards for both her …

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globeChang(e) – Episode 07 – Panuvat Chutichetpong, Harvard University – I’ve Never Seen Snow Before

Panuvat (Todd) Chutichetpong invents at the intersection of disciplines. On this episode of globeChang(e), he shares his path as a researcher and inventor, and the freshman experience at Harvard University. Todd describes himself as, “a changed person with every new project”. One of his early inventions while a freshman at Ruamrudee International School was an ironing board that recycles waste …

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globeChang(e) – Episode 06 – Tawan Boonsitanon, Michigan State University – I Have a Very Long Plan

Tawan (Chittawan) Boonsitanon is a freshman studying Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University. He shares a few thoughts about his life story, his transition to college, and some well-structured ideas about the future of supply chain management and how new technologies will impact it. His parents insisted that with life, he was to “make the most …

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globeChang(e) – Episode 05 – Kira Bernhard, Rollins College – I Definitely Feel More Independent

Kira Bernhard’s relationship with food is a vitalizing, enriching one. It has also been tumultuous at times. In this episode, she shares a few life stories about her work with food, social media, and future aspirations. Her blog, Spoonful Delight started off as a way to reconnect with her love for food. Back in high school, Kira …

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globeChang(e) – Episode 04 – Ken Lohatepanont, UC, Berkeley – Politics is History in Action

  Ken Lohatepanont’s passion for politics has drawn the attention of major news outlets and even Thailand’s constitution drafting committee. Now, he’s studying political science at the University of California, Berkeley, while continually refining his views. Amidst a volatile political landscape, he and Michael Waitze chat about transitions, writing, and democracy. After receiving college acceptances, Ken decided …

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globeChang(e) – Episode 03 – Varisa Limpijankit, Tufts University – It Was Definitely Overwhelming

Sophomore Varisa Limpijankit reflects on her college application experience and transition to Tufts University. Michael Waitze recalls a few stories of his own. The two sit down together to share common, yet unique experiences. The college application process brought Varisa’s whole class together. At the International School of Bangkok, those who never talked before helped revise essays and provide emotional support …

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globeChang(e) – Episode 02 – Madison Frye, Brown University – Give Everything a Go At Least Once

For Madison Frye, “moving is the norm”.  She spends a cool half-hour with Michael Waitze discussing her global life journey. Madison has lived in four cities: Montreal, Kobe, Tokyo and Bangkok, where she attended Bangkok Patana School. She is currently studying Biomedical Engineering at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She finds that when you are always expecting change, the adjustment …

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globeChang(e) – Episode 01 – Kalil Magtoto, University of Waterloo – I Was Struggling Alone

As the fall semester begins, University of Waterloo second-year Kalil Magtoto and Michael Waitze sit down to reflect on what it means to move high schools, study in the IB program, and define yourself… Moving to NIST International School in 2015, “I came in with all that huff-and-puff pride.” Kalil suddenly joins a new community …

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