Amy S.

Tour Guide at Brandeis University


Class of 2023

Hometown: Krung Thep Maha Nakhon Bangkok, Thailand

Major: Politics

Minor: Economics

My favorite Brandeis class/professor is...

My favorite Brandeis class is the Fundamentals to Environmental Challenges, taught by my favorite professor: Dan Perlman. I took this class during the first semester of my first year and it was the best decision I ever made. This class teaches you how to identify New England trees by going on weekly "tree walks" around campus. In class, we discussed current environmental issues and often touched upon the intersection between politics and the environment. Though the class had 100+ students, Professor Dan knew everyone by name and hometown. Because of this class, I am now able to walk around campus and flex my tree knowledge to my friends, thanks Dan!

I chose Brandeis because...

I chose Brandeis because the core values of justice, truth, and equality at Brandeis reflect my own personal moral values. As a political science and economics major who would like to work in the government, these values are even more important in my field of practice. In addition to that, I was drawn in by its highly acclaimed research programs that emphasize both humanities as well as the sciences. I also liked that the small student population allowed for increased individualized attention - my professors know me on a first-name basis!

My favorite activity outside of class is...

I am involved in Southeast Asia Club and we are always holding fun events in the Intercultural Center. My Southeast Asian family at Brandeis makes me feel at home while I'm an ocean away. Bonding over Southeast Asian culture (and food, of course) really helped me acclimate to my new American environment my first year here. This is my second year with the SEAC family, where I'm currently an Event Coordinator. Check out our social media @seac_brandeis for upcoming events - all are welcome!

I'm passionate about...

Writing! Film Photography Funky socks Southeast Asia Movies Community Service Eating Food Equality Environmental Sustainablity Politics

I'm involved with...

Queer and Trans People of Color Coalition Brandeis Educational Justice Initiative Southeast Asia Club
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