PiA Fellow Facebook

2006-2007

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Stacey Tsibulsky

Penang, Malaysia

After her undergraduate years as a history of art major and Asian studies minor at the University of Michigan, tucked away in bucolic Ann Arbor, Stacey is ready for the livelier pace of Penang. She is excited about being in a city where it does not snow six months out of the year, and is looking forward to eating the delicious food, lounging on the beaches, traveling, teaching, reading for pleasure, and of course visiting the snake temple. All are welcome to come visit and join in on the Malaysian adventures!

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Mark Turner

Jishou, China

Mark Turner graduated from Yale University this past year. He went to high school just outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but when asked where he’s from, he will say he grew up in Massachusetts. He’s counting on his bizarre knack for being invited to do random things with people to continue while in China. He is looking forward to exploring his new home on foot, both by running and hiking. Having taught first graders about science, he feels ready for the challenge of teaching English to non-native speakers.

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Nell Van Amerogen

Chiang Mai, Thailand

I’m from New York City and am looking forward to breaking out of the tri-state area at long last. I can’t wait to wander Chang Mai, travel as much as I can, and learn to cook Thai-style. In between, I’ll be teaching at Payap U. and making good use out of BRT’s (inherited) bicycle. I’ll be putting my time as an English major to good use while teaching next year and embarking on adventures in between…

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Rachel Wasser

Beijing, China

After two years of teaching at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and enjoying life in China’s favorite Special Administrative Region, Rachel Wasser is ready to move on up to the mainland. She is psyched about her impending immigration to the North: snow, a bicycle commute, lung-strengthening air, and all. Rachel graduated from Yale University in 2004 with a degree in Environmental Studies, and while she has spent the last semester relying on enotes.com and informal interviews with British expatriates to inform her British literature and culture lesson planning, she is looking forward to a return to her "area of expertise" at IUCN. Rachel is interested in culinary exploration, back alleys, and learning how to declare love and loss in Mandarin through the diligent study of Mandopop. She can’t make it to the big orientation this May, and hopes to prevail upon you to let her stay on your couch, anyway -- hers will always be open!

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Dan White

Fellow of the Fortnight

Can Tho, Vietnam

PiA second year and Carrie Bright recipient, Dan White enjoys noisy music and horror films-- but not too much. He is upset that Middle Earth History is not a reputable area of academic study, and once attempted to annotate the Lord of the Rings. He is originally from Rochester, MN, and lives with two cats: Sadie and Felonious, and is occassionally known to "bang the drum." He does not like to use hair products.

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Jordan Wirfs-Brock

Gwangju, South Korea

Jordan Wirfs-Brock will be teaching math and science at Kwangju Foreign School in Korea. She grew up in Oregon and went to MIT, where she majored in Aerospace Engineering. (Although she secretly wants to be an English Professor--and not an astronaut--someday.) Pursuing an unhealthy interest in running, she completed her third marathon in April. She moonlights as a punk rock radio dj and eating contest contestant/champion.

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Ari Wolfe

Fellow of the Fortnight

Guangzhou, China

PiA second year Ari Wolfe graduated from Wesleyan University many moons ago with a degree in thinking about stuff. He went on to acquire an advanced degree from Boston University in thinking about even more stuff, while simultaneously managing to sample every offering at Boston Beer Works. This past year he fought pollution, traffic, and indecipherable Cantonese-influenced Mandarin while teaching whiz kids at a high school in Guangzhou. All are encouraged to visit during his 2nd tour of duty for the best dim sum, cheapest beer, and friendliest coworkers this side of the Pearl River Delta. Check out his adventures at http://blogs.princeton.edu/pia/personal/awolfe/

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Vanessa Wu

Dalian, China

Hailing from Los Angeles, California, I am trading one beach obsessed city for another, Dalian. I am excited to improve my Chinese; hopefully I'll get to the point where people will stop asking me where I am "from" about twenty times a day. And, I have gotten used to defying gender norms by being the only girl when it comes to anything athletic. Also, I am desperately trying to stay abreast on pop culture news, though this has proven quite difficult as I have become infused with a liking for Chinese techno, China Daily and Chenglish.

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Diana Zackem

Gwangju, South Korea

A Southern girl at heart, she is excited to be going to South Korea to teach math to middle schoolers. She’s traveled the world and is excited to live overseas for more than one week. She is a civil engineer and really likes buildings.

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