Cartoon Watanasirisuk is Verdical Group’s Sustainability & Business Development Intern. She is a student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she is pursuing a double major in economics and biology & society. Cartoon is currently staying with her parents in Thailand and taking classes at UCLA remotely.
Growing up in the capital city of Thailand, I’ve gotten used to the amount of cars constantly on the road and to the plastics that encase almost everything in the grocery stores. It wasn’t until I saw how self-sustained and natural my great grandparents’ lifestyles outside the metropolitan area were that I became aware of the difference between the older, less ‘developed’ or less westernized and the more modern ways of living.