Starting with a gap semester through which she will undertake practical work experience, Stuti Rawat will be attending New York University (NYU) come January 2024. “This time will be invaluable in allowing me to explore different career paths,” she explained, “I am also excited to learn new life skills and possibly pursue a passion project,” she said. Through the Liberal Studies core programme for her first year, Stuti will have the flexibility to enrol in a range of courses, across various disciplines, before selecting a major within any of NYU’s ten specialised schools. “I was attracted to NYU for its strong faculty, research opportunities and excellent academic standards, as well as its location in the heart of New York City, which will give me access to a vibrant and diverse cultural hub,” she explained.
At Bangkok Patana, Stuti enjoyed the challenge of her Chemistry and Economics courses. She also served as Co-Vice President of the Amnesty CAT Club, for which she and the Presidents were named by the Board of Amnesty Thailand as the “Best Support Club Within a School”. As Amnesty is primarily an advocacy group, Stuti said that this “allowed [her] to see the tangible impact that the group can make in the community”. This experience also furthered Stuti’s passion for human rights, particularly about challenging injustice and inequality, by providing her with the “foundation to understand the challenges that face global economies and individuals today”. She hopes to establish a student-led organisation at NYU to support women in achieving financial independence and to address the gender gap in wealth and financial stability.
Having spent 13 years at Bangkok Patana, Stuti will most miss “the welcoming community and all the friends [she] made”. She said she is grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities, clubs and school events. Stuti is looking forward to growing independently, meeting new people and immersing herself in a completely different environment. Congratulations, Stuti!