PiA Fellow Facebook

2005-2006

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Teresa Soroka

Bangkok, Thailand
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Tess Soroka likes to wear pearls and can’t wait to get some major bargain shopping done in Asia , but she also likes to make hemp necklaces and certainly isn’t going to be one freaking out about squat toilets and bugs that aren’t supposed to be in her food.  Princeton University has recently been her most permanent home, but she was born in Scotland and grew up in Washington State, Australia, and Japan.  She’s going to miss going to indie rock concerts, but she can’t wait to meet new people, take pictures of exciting places and things, learn Asian cooking and eat all the tropical fruit she loves.

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Morgan Strecker

Bangkok, Thailand

Morgan Strecker studied at Davidson College and completed a B.A. in Political Science.  After teaching hormonal sixth grade students for a year in Washington DC, she opted for graduate school at Teachers College, Columbia University (no she is not a professional teacher!) and earned her degree in International Educational Development. After a second round of applications to law school and yet again applications for another masters degree, she chose the much more exciting path of the non-profit world with hopes of learning a new language, feeling lost (and sick) for lengthy periods of time, embracing farang as her new name, and engaging in contagious laughter.

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Karen Tuddenham

Kunming, China

Pleads the Fifth.

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Ann Waddell

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Beijing, China

Ann Waddell, originally from Grand Rapids, MI, graduated from Princeton in 2002.  She worked for the Manhattan D.A.’s Office after college, but quickly traded law to complete an M.F.A. in photography in Boston.  You can see the beginnings of her website at www.annwaddell.com.  Ann has traveled all over China, Iceland, and Vietnam, and will soon lead an unknowing bunch of high school students around a village in Fiji.   She looks forward to buying a bicycle and trying to reclaim her Chinese, in addition to eating endless supplies of roll haw andred bean buns.

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Alice Warren-Gregory

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Alice Warren-Gregory was a Comparative Literature major at Princeton, and enjoyed pretending that her department was superior to all others in the humanities. She is originally from NYC by way of San Francisco, so she considers herself bi-coastal. She is excited about going to Kazakhstan where she hopes to secure a wool coat made of yak hair and some mare’s milk soap. She is also looking forward to becoming fluent in her third language, Russian. As she writes this blurb, Alice is wearing a shirt that says “Sweet Potato” on it, but, in general, she is not very sweet, though sometimes she does feel rather like a potato – starchy with very little nutritional content.

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Suzanne Welles

Singapore, Singapore

Suzanne Welles graduated from Brown University with a degree in English and then moved to New York to work for the Ittleson Foundation and later for the travel publisher, Rough Guides--a division of Penguin Books.  After five years spent pouring over guidebooks and dreaming of living in Asia, she decided to apply to PiA and is thrilled to be given the opportunity to live in Singapore.  Originally from the South, Suzanne enjoys a good bowl of grits and the smell of boxwood on warm evenings.  She loves to read, cook, watch movies, and take pictures.  She also loves maps of the world and can’t wait to find herself on the opposite side of one.

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Ari Wolfe

Guangzhou, China

Ari was a religious studies major at Wesleyan University, where he also dabbled in running track and singing. He’s finishing an MA from BU in History and Education, teaching, and coaching track at Brookline High School. He speaks no Chinese, but looks forward to learning how tomime the international signs for “pint” and “bathroom.” He’s very excited about the prospect of authentic Cantonese cuisine and solving the international crisis with Taiwan. You can generally find him running, singing, reading, or eating, though usually not at the same time.

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Ed Wu

Bangkok, Thailand
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PiA 2nd Year Lost in translation.

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Alison Yewdell

Nan, Thailand

Ali is from Silver Spring, Maryland. Ali was a history major and recieved a certificate in European Politics and Society at Princeton. During her junior year, she spent a semester studying abroad in Dublin. She has never been to Asia nor has she taught anything before except swim lessons, but is really excited about the job and the chance to live in Thailand for a year.

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James Young

Singapore, Singapore
James Young, aspiring international man of intrigue and danger, will embark upon his international escapades by teaching Business Statistics and Business Communication at Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic. James studied for two years at the Colorado School of Mines until realizing that the 80%-male all-engineering school was not conducive to his social agenda. Interested in an enjoyable ‘well-rounded’ college experience, James transferred to the University of California at Santa Barbara where he earned a BS in Physics, an MA in Economics, and countless fond yet blurry memories. In previous lifetimes James found himself as a yearbook editor, sailing instructor, astrophysics researcher, statistics instructor, and huge computer nerd (although, he denies the latter).
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