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.

If you find your content here and would like me to remove or attribute it to you, please let me know and I would be happy to oblige.

Catching Elephant is a theme by Andy Taylor
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Great pitch from Gimball, @epfl_en #startup and semi-finalist at #fdot14 @hellotmrc, creating a fun and potentially life-saving drone.

Visiting the bean in #Chicago. #latergram #100happydays

Visiting the bean in #Chicago. #latergram #100happydays

Fell in love with this design and got the wallet and folio…

I feel like Kickstarter is where I spend the most money.

Love the idea of supporting beautiful projects.

Hope to see a Cambodian silk edition one day! http://buff.ly/1n7ODjT

My #sashimi lunchbox by @jetcloud #latergram #100happydays

My #sashimi lunchbox by @jetcloud #latergram #100happydays

Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem

"Why do these smart, quantitatively trained engineers, who could help cure cancer or fix healthcare.gov, want to work for a sexting app?"

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life.

Viktor Frank, author of the Human Search for Meaning, on logotherapy, as read on Brain Pickings