Alumni Spotlight: Nina Bhattacharya

Name: Nina Bhattacharya Hometown: Grand Blanc, Michigan School: University of Michigan (B.A. in Public Policy) Fulbright ETA placement location and year: During the 2012-2013 grant period, I taught at SMA Negeri 1 Krian in Krian, Java Timur. (You can read more about my day-to-day life that year—the good and the challenging—on The Hairpin.) Current city…

Team building at an outbound camp in Krian

Students of SMA Negeri 1 Krian tackle a team-building exercise at outbound camp. Outbound camps are incredibly popular with many Indonesian high schools as a way to encourage value-based learning outside of the classroom.  Nina Bhattacharya | SMAN1 Krian, East Java

A high school beauty pageant in East Java

“At the annual school beauty pageant, a girl and boy from each section of tenth and eleventh grade represent their class. After strutting down the catwalk in front of the judges, each couple answers questions posed by the previous year’s winners. The entire garden next to the makeshift catwalk teems with their classmates, who are…