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.

 

Can’t wait to build and rebuild my #KANO :) @TeamKano. I’ve converted several people in my building :D

Can’t wait to build and rebuild my #KANO :) @TeamKano. I’ve converted several people in my building :D

There are stars whose radiance is visible on Earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world though they are no longer among the living. These lights are particularly bright when the night is dark. They light the way for humankind.

Hannah Senesh, poet, playwright, and paratrooper (1921-1944)

via the Ayres

Dent de Jaman today with @valpinkerton @jetcloud and other beautiful people. Thank you, I thought, I learned, I laughed. Now falling asleep happy & full.  (at Dent de Jaman)

Dent de Jaman today with @valpinkerton @jetcloud and other beautiful people. Thank you, I thought, I learned, I laughed. Now falling asleep happy & full. (at Dent de Jaman)

Cranes on a crane, spotted by @jetcloud on our way home. #switzerland #construction #birds

Cranes on a crane, spotted by @jetcloud on our way home. #switzerland #construction #birds

Are you willing to share money with complete strangers? http://ow.ly/i/6JsFp #freemoneyday http://thndr.it/1oyOpAN

Are you willing to share money with complete strangers? http://ow.ly/i/6JsFp #freemoneyday http://thndr.it/1oyOpAN

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save
they just stand there shining.

@marilovam making new friends at 2950m #stbernard

@marilovam making new friends at 2950m #stbernard