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2005-2006

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Daniel Portman

Chiang Rai, Thailand

Dan Portman was a History major at the University of California, Los Angeles. He originally hails from San Francisco, where he has spent the two years since college graduation pursuing a legal career, minus a detour to Iowa where he labored away as part of the tragic failure known as the Kerry-Edwards campaign.  Dan has a passion for books, politics, NPR, and athletic pursuits which are likely to kill him, or at least hurt a lot. He also makes a killer creme brulee (not that its killed anyone).   Before learning about Princeton in Asia, Dan spent all-together too much time surfing, indulged an unhealthy obsession with rock climbing, and battled the most aggressive poison oak shrubs known to man (he lost).  He’s endured run-ins with grizzly bears and megalomaniac attorneys, and given the choice, would rather take on the former any day. However, he has yet to see a cockroach, hike through a tropical rain forest, or savour delicacies like snake and crickets.  He looks forward to all of these and more in the coming year in Asia.

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Rebecca Propper

Bangkok, Thailand

Rebecca Propper is graduating from the Management Institute at the London School of Economics and calls Palm Beach Gardens, Florida home, where she has no pets except the uninvited guests who sometimes dwell in the pool. She held the LSE student body in high regard until yesterday when someone asked how her Mandarin was coming along in preparation for Thailand. She really enjoys food; not so much the cooking part as much as eating, and with Persian and Swedish flatmates, some pretty unique and tasty smorgasbords have surfaced. She loves any activity that revolves around the water; whether running along the Thames or swimming or sailing in the ocean. She hopes to learn how to surf sometime soon.

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Kathlyn Querubin

Chiang Rai, Thailand

Kathlyn Querubin -- rock-climber, surfer, and all-around outdoor fanatic -- is originally from the concrete jungle that is Manila, Philippines.  She traded in urban sprawl for San Francisco’s magnificent views, where she double-majored in European History and Political Science at the University of San Francisco.  Before learning about Princeton in Asia,  she battled evil pharmceautical corporations and the diabolical Ford Motor Company as a paralegal for a plaintiffs’ side law firm.  Outside of work, she is indulging her passion for classic European film (Goddard is God), live music, books, food, adventure, and of course, chocolate (not necessarily in that order).  She thoroughly enjoys life, and seeks out little tokens of adventure in random places.  Kathlyn will be the fellow Anastasia looses the most sleep over as she spends her vacations climbing madly overhanging limestone cliffs, trekking through the jungle, or on a boat exploring the amazing surf of Indonesia.

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Matthew Reeder

Khon Kaen, Thailand

Matt graduated from Bowdoin College and currently works at Princeton University’s Mudd Manuscript Library.  When not working, he enjoys traveling, eating good food, playing frisbee, running (when able), and reading books that only history majors can stand.  He does not enjoy taking library school classes but does it anyway.  He has an irrepressible yellow lab named Barley Davidson who will miss him very much since no one else ever plays with her. He will miss her too, and some humans also (perhaps).

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Ben Rice-Townsend

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Ben Rice-Townsend (Princeton ‘05) believes in the power of awesome. He enjoys Led Zeppelin, electric guitars, and rocketing off cliffs on flaming motorcycles at the speed of light. He prides himself on being a good listener. He believes drinking wine while playing Scrabble should be a way of life, and wants you to believe that too. He likes talking about books, but often doesn’t have the patience to finish reading them. He likes documentaries about Blues and Jazz, shiny objects, and extra fine ink pens. He is from Gettysburg, Pa; the youngest of three, and went to an international boarding school in New Mexico for his junior/senior years of high school. In the fall, when he departs for Thailand he will bring the noise. ...and if deemed fiscally responsible at the time, the funk.

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Keely Robinson

Fellow of the Fortnight

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Keely Robinson was born and raised in Charleston, SC, and just graduated from Yale with a BA in Religious Studies. Her focus within her studies of religion has been in Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy. She spent the summers on 2003 and 2004 living at Buddhist monasteries in Japan and Thailand, respectively. She is super-excited about going back to Thailand and about not being in school anymore. Keely was a varsity swimmer from age 7 until her sophomore year at Yale. She is very proud of her Southern heritage, despite its association with “the red states.” She loves to travel and meet new people and learn new languages. She is learning to play the guitar and hopes to bring it with her to Thailand in the fall.

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Ellen Rubinstein

Kurashiki, Japan
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Lisa Sangoi

Jishou, China

In Jishou, Lisa looks forward to continuing a literary magazine and an eye health awareness program past PIAers worked on. During her spare time, Lisa likes to sleep, play the violin, cook, read the news paper, take pictures, and dance to rocksteady reaggae. She would like to thank everyone who is making her Jishou experience possible. She also encourages everyone to vist her in rural China. Holla.

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Sara Schapiro

Hanoi, Vietnam

Sara Schapiro is originally from Baltimore, MD and graduated from Duke in 2003 where she was a Comparative Area Studies and Spanish literature major.  For the past two years, Sara has been living in a tiny New York apartment and spending her days writing back cover copy and rejecting perfectly good manuscripts as an editorial assistant at Simon & Schuster.  Some of the more exciting titles Sara has worked on include Ruminations on Twentysomething Life and the ever popular, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reflexology.  So now you understand why she’s eager for a change.  One of the things she loves best about living in New York is getting out and sampling all of the culinary delights the city has to offer.  She hopes to continue this eating tour when she gets to Asia, though she doesn’t plan on sampling scorpion anytime soon.

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Brent Scharschmidt

Fellow of the Fortnight

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Brent Scharschmidt is an English major from Princeton University. He sweats in warm weather and when eating spicy food, and wonders what the combination of the two next year will do to his dress shirts and self-esteem. Before going to Thailand he will spend the summer at home in San Francisco studying Thai, roadtripping around the Southwest with his friends, and trying to dream up the perfect lesson plan. He’s pysched beyond words to be going to Asia.

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