Tatr Assakul

Bangkok Thailand

After visiting Cornell and sitting in on one of the CRP classes, I was treated like a part of a family. I was really grateful when students engaged with me even though I was a visitor.

Why did you choose Cornell and AAP?

After visiting Cornell and sitting in one of the CRP classes, I was treated like a part of a family. I was really grateful when students engaged with me even though I was a visitor. Cornell AAP is one of the most competitive college in the world. What I really like about CRP is that the major provides a liberal arts education for my Cornell experience.

What inspired you to join the field of city and regional planning?

My great-grandfather has contributed greatly to defining the urban life of Bangkok, Thailand. I have always looked up to our family legacy and I hope that one day I can do a similar thing. As more people move to cities, my job in the future holds a heavy responsibility.

What are your extracurricular interests and how have you incorporated them into your college life?

I like photography, philosophy, Russian/American/Japanese/French literature, films (especially animated ones), and jazz. It's really fun talking to people who have the same interests. I play the piano and the ukulele but on a very basic level. I also like tennis and soccer.