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.
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Must read piece from @gpetriglieri on global nomads and leadership.
Pico Iyer in his wonderful essay on traveling, still relevant today. http://www.worldhum.com/features/travel-stories/why-we-travel-20081213/
you start calling cities by their airport code. (via denizenmag)
If foursquare was around back then, I imagine I would be the only 10-year-old in the running for mayor of:
Recently, I also took a lot of trips from college via LGA and JFK.
The craziest flight path I ever took was in the summer of 2009:
LGA - YYZ - CDG - HEL - BKK - PNH - BKK - HEL - CDG - YYZ - LGA
At the end of that summer, I flew the equivalent of the Earth’s hemisphere…
I need to start offsetting my carbon footprint…
Mari Kuraishi responds to the question: What advice would you give to TCKs who want to succeed in a non-profit organization?
Reminds me of Howard Thurman’s quote:
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman
(1900-1981) minister, educator, civil rights leader