tanip 2019 alumni

Nan Kitiarsa College of the Holy Cross

I’m so grateful to have these past 2 months in D.C to learn first hand how policies are made in Congress and the work of the media, think tanks, lobbyists and non-profits in influencing the process. My time in Congress taught me the importance of giving people a voice to tell their story and to respond to them and make sure that they know they are heard.

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Naree Ketudat New York University

Thai-Americans are meant to be involved on Capitol Hill. It is clear everywhere we go, that Thai values go hand-in-hand with American values and that both communities can learn from each other. I feel more connected than ever to my Thai roots because of this process in D.C, and I know that I will continue to bring this newfound sense of self with me in my next steps as a professional.

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Phet Srisupapol Thammasat University

I have had so many incredible and unique experiences which I could have never imagined. Particularly as a Thai-American, there are not many of us who are able to partake in this field, which means a limited representation of an area which needs improvement for the development of environmental, social and economic issues . I feel incredibly honored to have been selected to witness and participate in everything offered throughout this summer in Washington.

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Natalie Tantisirirat University of Michigan

Looking back on my time in D.C., I’m so grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had and all the people I’ve met. But I’ve also learned that my Thai heritage has shaped so many interactions in a positive way. I’ve learned that I do have something to contribute to the discourse on foreign policy, when I incorporate my perspective as a Thai-American and my knowledge of the regional area. Diversity and representation is important, especially when it comes to the people working on foreign policy.


Past participantS

TANIP 2018

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Rachel Forrest

University of California Los Angeles

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Tasha Boyer

Yale University

Ginger Slentz

Boston University

TANIP 2017

Mancherie La Mere

THAMMASAT UNIVERSITY

Grace Namchaithotsaphon

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA

Nattacha Munakata

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

Balin Kird-in

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

TANIP 2016

Alit Ponkaew

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

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Lennox Chaiveera

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - BERKELEY

Apisra Ann Srivanich-Raper

COLLEGE OF IDAHO

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Sophiaya Chacon Hyder

LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE

Charles Tantakool

CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY


TANIP 2015

Surapoj Pochanatwong

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

Ella Duangkaew

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Justin Cobkit

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

Chakapong Soundara

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

Natchaya May Vutrapongvatana

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY