Alumni Profiles

Sungjee Yoo

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For this “Where Are They Now?”, we caught up with MBA Candidate, author and co-founder of Korea’s first inter-disciplinary design studio, Sungjee Yoo (ISPP 1998-2002). From fullfilling his military service duties in Korea, to travelling through Europe and moving to New York… Read More


Tina Byenkya

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For this “Where Are They Now?” we caught up with senior monitoring and evaluation officer at the Nationa Democatic Institute, Tina Byenkya (Class of 2002) to find out about her post ISPP experience since graduating 13 years ago! http://isppalumni.tumblr.com/post/130688982924/f… Read More


Robin McNaughton

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“Where is home?” is one of the toughest questions that many Third Culture Kids ask themselves. Some feel that “home” is defined by the positive impressions left from their earliest experiences. For Program Advisor and alumna, Robin McNaughton (ISPP 1993-2004), the exp… Read More


Darut Prasertsri

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Alumn Darut Prasertsri (ISPP 1993-2001) is enjoying his life in San Diego. During his free time he surfs (or tries to!), hangs out with friends at the beach and he even brews his own beer! Though living the typical Californian lifestyle, there is nothing typical about Darut’s upbringin… Read More


Rebekah Edson

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For this Where Are They Now profile, we caught up with Rebekah Edson (ISPP 2005-2011) who just completed a semester abroad in Spain. Since moving to the United States three years ago, Rebekah had not been able to travel, so she was eager to apply to a study abroad program. “My internat… Read More


Derryn Yong

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How many twenty year olds do you know have a stock portfolio? If you know Derryn Yong (ISPP 2002- 2008) then you already know one. “Ok, I only have a tiny portolio, but it’s something,” Derryn says modestly. He explains that he decided to open an online portfolio after list… Read More


Dhanu Eliezer

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“Adaptability, Initiating Action, Tenacity…” These are some of the key competencies listed in the job description for a Student Coordinator of the University of New South Wales’ Literary Journal, UNSWeetened. Dhanu Eliezer (ISPP 1997-2008) fits the bill perfectly. ht… Read More


Jesse Barnaart

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When his former classmates are asked what they remember most about Jesse Barnaart (ISPP 1995-2006) the first word that usually comes to mind is “snakes.” Jesse developed a fascination with snakes at a very young age when his family lived in Bangladesh. “In our kin… Read More


John Chhay

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It’s six in the morning in Banteay Meanchey Province and John Chhay (ISPP 1998-2004) is awake. He is getting ready to meet a group of Cambodian farmers. John is the Cambodia National Sales Manager of an award-winning international non-government organization, Internation… Read More


Benjamin Davis

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Benjamin Davies (ISPP 1996-2001) is currently a Graduate Research Assistant at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, USA, while working towards his Masters and PhD in Soil Science. His research focuses on two soil experiments in Ghana, one focusing on tillage and crop… Read More