hello there, i'm Nettra (pronounced according to spelling: net + tra = nettra).
i'm a global nomad and digital native currently based in Paris. i was born in California, raised in Phnom Penh and loved my three years in New York City.
i am a recovering 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.
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 (read more).
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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I’m trying to write a short paragraph to describe what I believe in…
We should work to eliminate hierarchical notions of prestige among professions and academic specializations. The world is quickly changing; what worked before will not necessarily work in the future. Instead, our education systems should work to encourage students to think more critically, be more creative and take more risks. Our domestic government policies should accommodate personal initiative. The arts and technology are valuable tools we can use to connect, inform, inspire and most importantly: empower. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy: if we believe we can create and seize opportunities to make our world a happier, safer and more sustainable place, we will.