Hi! My name is Tina Intarapanont, and I am a current Junior at Drake University studying Digital Media Production and Sociology. I am involved in many organizations around campus such as the Times-Delphic Newspaper, Drake Broadcasting System, Drake Outdoor Leadership Club, and Women’s Ultimate Frisbee.
Some might describe me as a very quirky person. My witty humor takes an acquired taste to understand and appreciate. I may seem quiet at first, but I can be quite the handful once I get comfortable. For those who are invested in Meyers Briggs, I am an INFP. I am very much an idealist and try to see the best in everyone. Conflict is something I try to avoid as much as possible, but I am also a very open person and am not afraid to have a conversation if need be. I am a big advocate of communication!
Outside of school, I love spending time with friends, rollerblading, and listening to music. I’ll listen to almost any genre of music as long as it’s not heavy metal. However, I tend to lean towards pop-punk, indie, alternative, and folk-pop. Some artists that I’ve been into recently include Ricky Montgomery, Ben Platt, The Band CAMINO, and lovelytheband. I’m always open to music, though, and have a whole list of song recommendations from my friends. When I’m not jamming out to groovy tunes, I can almost always be found at a bubble tea shop, as bubble tea is my unhealthy addiction. In fact, I love bubble tea so much, I work at the local boba and rolled ice cream shop, 8 Degrees, which is right next to campus! I definitely recommend checking it out, and maybe you’ll catch me while I’m working!
Even though I might not have the loudest voice, I have found other ways of making myself heard– through my writing and filmmaking. My camera has been a catalyst for me to put myself out there and explore the world. Growing up in such a large and diverse city as Chicago has given me the opportunity to meet a wide variety of personalities from a wide variety of cultures, and I want to be able to share what I learn with the rest of the world. I have found my passion through producing videos that highlight people and their uniqueness, and I hope to do more of those types of projects in the future.
It’s my philosophy that everyone has a story that matters and deserves to be told. However, there are some voices that can get drowned out by the million others trying to be heard. I plan on being the person to amplify those smaller voices and make sure their story is known, not by shouting over others, but by finding a new approach from a different angle. My endeavor to give a voice to others will also give me a chance to immerse myself in new experiences and broaden my perspective on life. I will be able to hear a variety of stories while also creating a story of my own to tell.