hello there, i'm Nettra (pronounced according to spelling: net + tra = nettra).

i'm a global nomad and digital native currently based in Lausanne. i was born in California, raised in Phnom Penh and was a passionate flâneur in New York City and Paris.

i am a former political scientist keen on helping diverse stakeholders work together towards sustainable solutions to poverty. learning about the impact of technology, entrepreneurship and creativity on society is what gives me energy. i am so happy to have the opportunity to do this everyday at EPFL.

this tumblr helps me keep track of things which have happened to me, as well as the interesting, funny, inspiring and beautiful links i find this on this internet odyssey.

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for something more focused and structured (i.e., without photos of cute animals), you may like to browse my online art portfolio or visit my website. you can also find me on twitter, ask me a question or feed my fish.

Kant Help Me by Nettra Pan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Material posted here is my own, unless otherwise stated.

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Can’t wait to see some beautiful people!!! @holstee @all_thatiwant

Can’t wait to see some beautiful people!!! @holstee @all_thatiwant

Spoiled by Switzerland!

Spoiled by Switzerland!

@jetcloud enjoying a beer and the  sunset at Montreux’s jazz festival!

@jetcloud enjoying a beer and the sunset at Montreux’s jazz festival!

Who can be naive enough to believe that they’ve climbed a new line on the north face of Grandes Jorasses in 2011? Still, whether a line has been undocumentedly climbed or not doesn’t change the adventure and fun of heading up into the unknown.

Olov Isaksson | Chamonix Insider

Beautiful reflection from our gentleman alpinist.

If at all possible, resist the urge to inhale a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. Instead, wake yourself up with a shower and a light breakfast. Your body’s production of cortisol, a hormone that promotes alertness, peaks on average between 8am and 9am anyway (or about 30-45 minutes after you wake).

Spending (hopefully) a quiet night in babysitting for my nephews. They are still giggling in bed.

Spending (hopefully) a quiet night in babysitting for my nephews. They are still giggling in bed.

I’m happy with my bike, my four-dollar haircut and my helmet to protect my soft head. :)

I’m happy with my bike, my four-dollar haircut and my helmet to protect my soft head. :)

Summer is back! The view from my new desk :o)

Summer is back! The view from my new desk :o)

Fruit tarts, lattes, sunshine and insight discussion on technology ventures in Africa. Moral of the story: follow interesting people like @Mbwana on twitter. You never know if they will have a layover in your area. (at Le Jardin Du Mont-Blanc Et Le Pavois)

Fruit tarts, lattes, sunshine and insight discussion on technology ventures in Africa. Moral of the story: follow interesting people like @Mbwana on twitter. You never know if they will have a layover in your area. (at Le Jardin Du Mont-Blanc Et Le Pavois)

Creative exhibits from our potential PhD candidate this morning. I love my personalized and functional circuit board. Thanks @shiraheden!

Creative exhibits from our potential PhD candidate this morning. I love my personalized and functional circuit board. Thanks @shiraheden!