Hello everyone! My name is Annette and I am thrilled to be back in Yale-NUS as a team member at CIPE and as a former student. I am extremely grateful to the experiential learning opportunities made available to me during my first year in college, for they helped me realise my love for anthropology. These include my week 7; “varieties of religious experiences in Singapore”, an amazing urban studies elective that I chose after being inspired by CSI called “Divided Cities”, and a CIPE summer abroad studying anthropology in Bombay.
These separate but interwoven experiences inculcated a deep belief in the need to engage with diverse communities and better understand different perspectives. In my junior year I joined the Pitt in the Himalayas study abroad program thanks to the support of CIPE, and as I was “pushed out of my comfort zones”, I felt those spheres expand and grow too.
I look forward to continue playing a role in the shared project of our learning community – but this time – from a different perspective!
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