Splash Biography



JAMIE CHAN, Senior majoring in Anthropology




Major: Anthropology

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I grew up in Hong Kong with an interest in environmental justice and urban environments. My academic focus is on environmental anthropology, and I love exploring the interactions between the social and the natural. Currently I am working on my senior thesis about disaster resilience in New Orleans.



Past Classes

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E4134: Basic Cantonese in Sprout Spring 2020 (Feb. 15 - 29, 2020)
Learn the basics of Cantonese! One of the most widely spoken dialects of Chinese, Cantonese is spoken by millions across the globe. This class will focus on commonly used phrases and pronunciation, because Cantonese is mainly used for verbal communication. We will learn how to navigate day-to-day life in Cantonese, learning key vocabulary for ordering food at a dim-sum restaurant, chatting with relatives, finding directions, and more.


H4022: Finding the right climate solution in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Many ideas and proposals have been put forth to address the most pressing climate issues. Carbon taxes, bans on cows, a Green New Deal, even geo-engineering a giant mirror in the sky to reflect the sun's radiation–the ideas are innovative and limitless. Are they, however, equally as effective? Are there better solutions than others? Is there a "right" way? Through exploring contemporary environmental and climate solutions, students will learn to use a critical lens to analyze unintended consequences, and how they relate to justice, equity, and politics.


H4031: Finding the right climate solution in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Many ideas and proposals have been put forth to address the most pressing climate issues. Carbon taxes, bans on cows, a Green New Deal, even geo-engineering a giant mirror in the sky to reflect the sun's radiation–the ideas are innovative and limitless. Are they, however, equally as effective? Are there better solutions than others? Is there a "right" way? Through exploring contemporary environmental and climate solutions, students will learn to use a critical lens to analyze unintended consequences, and how they relate to justice, equity, and politics.