Picture taken by Felix Wibergh, 2012

About Me

Hello, world!

My name is Elysia Pan. Welcome to my website, where you can find out more about my interests, intellectual pursuits and multimedia projects.

I appreciate clean design, good looks and creative solutions. I hail from Stamford, CT and am a new alumna of Duke University. At Duke, I double majored in Visual and Media Studies and International Comparative Studies, with a certificate in Markets and Management Studies. I pursued an honors thesis project that earnest highest graduation entitled  “Beautiful White”: An Illumination of Asian Skin-Whitening Culture.

In my spare time, I really enjoy skiing, swimming, kayaking and cooking.

I love sea otters. According to an online survey, they are my “spirit animal.” I do indeed have a “penchant for sushi” and aquatic activities. Of course, I also love to:

  • make silly faces:
Mae, Monterey Bay Aquarium's beloved sea otter who sadly passed away last yearMae, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s beloved sea otter
  • eat fresh seafood straight from the source:
A pandering Vancouver Aquarium sea otter gnawing on some noms
  • then hang around a bit worrying about what I just ate and what my next meal will be:
A pensive Vancouver Aquarium sea otter
Silly as an otter!I sometimes meow too. Otterly silly!

I will try to update this website with content that I find interesting and hope that it will provide some insight as to who I am.

Want to connect? Feel free to contact me via the contact form!