Last Call: Nicha Ratana-Apiromyakij

As the semester progresses at the speed of light, the senior class is beginning to make peace with that fateful day in May: Commencement. Until the class of 2015 leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things they’ve been up to. To this end, we’re (re)starting the series Last Call, which features seniors reflecting on their experiences at Brown. Each featured senior will tag another senior for the next installment. Find this year’s other “Last Call” chain here and our RISD “Last Call” chain here.

Then + Now

Then + Now

People might know me as… The woman who insists that every meeting happens at Baja’s, sends late and profusely emotive emails, has great shoes, or checks you out from across the Blue Room — hey.

In my time at Brown, I am most proud of… My amazing friends, who have brought me to their house open mics, to farms, to state parks at night, and taught me how to game pub trivia, how to dance ugly in public, how to be nice.

On a Friday night, you might find yourself… Shame-playing Sean Paul while the lamb is roasting.

The best class/professor at Brown is… The best class is Catherine Imbriglio’s Lyricism and Lucidity, because we had something really magical there. It’s so important for writers to build an intentional community of feedback and support; we helped each other through a lot.
The best professor is Deak Nabers, he has a powerful mind.

Three things you wish you knew freshman year…

  1. Learn how to cook! Every home-cooked meal is a gesture of love.
  2. Stop dating what you want to be, be what you want to be.
  3. Do the reading! Conversely, the ability to talk about a book you haven’t read is the most useful “real life” skill you’ll get from a liberal arts education.

Ratty vs. V-Dub? I choose death.

The best random thing you did in your time at Brown is… Deciding to leave the deck of my favorite coffee shop and follow the sounds of big band music, and discovering PRONK! freshman year.

One thing you wish you had done… Be part of a performance.

After graduation, you plan to… Get a small place, and build/fix up my own furniture.

What’s the hardest class you’ve taken at Brown? If you could do it over, would you still take it? CS15! And absolutely.

What’s been the most rewarding extracurricular that you’ve been a part of during your four years? Why? I find that I am most grateful for the things I do in my free time.

One piece of advice for underclassmen?  Youth — especially young women, and especially young women of color —  know your worth. Look out for your own interests, and demand fair compensation for what you offer. Do not compromise on this.

Alexx’s Question: Describe your ideal power-couple soulmate bae.
I prefer to be surprised, but I know that I want our relationship to be fiercely equal, open, and loving.

Who are you tagging next?
Maahika Srinivasan, who made me tear up during her Theories in Action panel.

Question for Maahika:
What keeps you optimistic?

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