Pribdao (Mimi) Karnasuta; Claremont McKenna College
Congratulations to Mimi on her offer from, and acceptance to, Claremont McKenna College in the US. Mimi plans on studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
“I was admitted to my first-choice college – Claremont McKenna – under Early Decision in December. I am so excited to be pursuing higher education in sunny Southern California this fall. One reason I applied to CMC was because of its curricular emphasis on government, economics and international relations. I also liked the fact that it is a part of a consortium as this allows me to utilise many of the shared resources. Being able to take classes at any of the Claremont Colleges gives me both the small-school and large-university experience at the same time. In addition, I was drawn towards CMC’s Washington programme, which provides a unique opportunity for students to spend a semester working closely with those influencing decisions in Washington DC and learn more about the intricacies of US government and politics whilst taking classes at night.”
“Crossovers within the IB syllabus has taught me the importance of interdisciplinary studies as it allows for the synthesis of ideas from different disciplines. This, combined with my passion for activism, drew me towards the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) major which holds an emphasis on developing strong critical writing and communication skills and bodes good outcomes for those wanting to study law.”
“At school I am the Vice-Captain of the Varsity Volleyball team and am also a member of the Touch Rugby team. I love sports as it creates an environment that challenges and spending time with my teammates is always fun! Last year I was involved in Thongbai Daycare, an after-school activity where we were able to engage with and take care of underprivileged kids from a local daycare center.”