Being a member of a family that owned a computer hardware business further helped me to solidify my plans for my eventual future. It was obvious from my earliest days that I would eventually pursue a professional career in engineering. My family has always had a deep respect and a solid commitment to higher education, so I began to make my educational plans at a very early age. An American education was highly valued in my home country of Thailand, and my father encouraged me to study to be able to earn the privilege of getting the best education possible. I have acquired a sense of duty and commitment to excel in my studies and achieve the highest levels that I am capable of, which is often made easier by the sense of wonder and fascination that I have with this field of endeavor.
My family has also been instrumental in instilling in me an obligation to make the world a better place for everyone, and to leave it in better condition than when I entered it. It is for this reason that I have returned to Thailand to work and intern during the summer breaks away from education. My American educational experience has deepened my understanding of globalization and enriched my appreciation for our cultural diversity.