#SummerWithSOLES Spotlight with Donna Soukantouy Donsanouphit '20

Donna Soukantouy Donsanouphit '20

#SummerWithSOLES takes a look at what our SOLES faculty, students, and alumni are up to this summer. This spotlight is with Donna Soukantouy Donsanouphit, a 2020 graduate of the Master's in Higher Education Leadership program. 

What name do you go by?
Donna Soukantouy Donsanouphit 

What are your pronouns?

What is your SOLES degree program and/or your current profession?
Master's in Higher Education Leadership, Department of Leadership Studies

Please describe your summer activities related to fun and leisure.
Currently, I am living in Barbados and my fun summer activities have been going out to explore the beaches around the island and catching sunsets! The beaches have been so nice (warm cool crystal clear waters with soft white sands) and the sunsets have been so amazingly beautiful. So far, I really love this place called Holetown, which is 30 minutes up north. And after work or studies, my husband and I like to hit up St. Lawrence Gap which is a strip of road along the beaches with fine dining, waterfront restaurants, cafes, and bars.
Please describe your summer activities related to your profession.
I also work remotely, too! I am the program manager for PVTL Moments based in San Jose. I am currently working with programs for Asian Americans' civic engagements and leadership development that fosters a culture of civic participation, advancing advocacy, and leadership within Asian American and Pacific Islander communities!  
Any bucket list items or goals before the summer ends?
My bucket list is to go snorkeling and swim with sea turtles!


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