Areen Pitaktong

Student Areen Pitaktong in front of the CHE buildingClassification: Freshman

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Research Area: Undecided

What I will remember most about my time at UT: It sounds cheesy, but… the spontaneous acts of kindness I see on a daily basis.

Favorite spot on campus: ChE computer labs, since upperclassmen have often offered helpful advice out of the blue. Plus, it’s quiet enough to study, but loud enough to keep me sane.

My advice for incoming freshman: Spend little, invest lots.

What I like to do in my spare time: Aside from planning how to get more spare time (during my spare time), I read papers from interesting seminars, hang out with friends, or puzzle over how I miscalculated the packing efficiency of my events that day.

Three things most people don’t know about me:
1. I went to boarding school.
2. I don’t like reading the same book twice.
3. I watched the Lion King in English with Thai subtitles dozens and dozens of times when I was two or three, living in Thailand.