Profile

“My continuing passion is to explore strange industries, to acquire new knowledge and ask many questions, to boldly learn something I did not know before.”

Boripat Lebel

Boripat Lebel majored in theoretical physics at the Australian National University, was a fashion columnist for Woroni, did an online marketing internship at Syndacast, and is presently a research coordinator at the Unit for Social and Environmental Research, Chiang Mai University. He is also the author of “A Vomit of Diamonds.” Boripat is interested and writes articles about culture, arts, style & science.

Experience

Unit for Social and Environmental Research

Research Coordinator

September 2016 – Present

Responsible for decision-making, delegation and coordination, account keeping, and managing a small team of research assistants in the office. Furthermore, led the organization of a proposal developing workshop attended by experts and government officials in the Mekong Region.

Research Assistant and Communications Coordinator

February 2015 – September 2016

Research Assistant involved in multiple studies, from climate-related risks to risk communications to policy narratives. As a Communications Coordinator, responsible for editing and providing feedback to articles intended for peer-reviewed journals; overseeing the branding and marketing of research projects, both online and print; and narrating short videos. Moreover, helped organize workshops and meetings, and provided first-line technical support in the office. Have also used a variety of software as part of work, including: SPSS (statistics), Vensim (modelling), SurveyGizmo (surveys), and Canva (infographics).

AQUADAPT

Project Coordinator

November 2017 – Present

Coordinate activities with partner countries, including: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Laos. Organize project workshops, social media communications and brand awareness, account keeping, and produce technical progress reports and financial reports.

Chiang Mai University School of Public Policy

Integrator

September 2017 – July 2018

Assisted the Director to help set up the school, which included coordinating events and social media marketing.

Syndacast

Online Marketing Intern

October 2014 – December 2014

Worked with the Content and Optimization team. Learnt about online marketing in general, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in particular. Used this knowledge to prepare 22 content marketing articles for clients in the hospitality industry.

Stockholm Environment Institute

Communications Intern

May 2014 – July 2014

Assisted the Communications Coordinator, and the Deputy Director of SEI (Asia Office). Tasks included copy-editing content for the Sumernet programme’s new website, translating data from English to Thai for Transifex, and help organize a workshop.

Unit for Social and Environmental Research

Editor

April 2014 – May 2014

Edited and provided feedback to articles intended for peer-reviewed journals. Also proofread chapters in an academic book.

Woroni

Fashion Columnist

July 2013 – October 2013

After writing a profile about American Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, was offered the fashion column in the student newspaper, Woroni, titled “Labels with Lebel.” As Fashion Columnist, wrote articles about various fashion brands, profiled notable personalities in the industry, and highlighted some classic items.

Contributing Writer

October 2012 – October 2013

Submitted satirical pieces, profiled a cosmetics company, and published an astrophysics article in the Features section. Continued to contribute non-fashion content after being given the Fashion Columnist post.

Education

The Australian National University

Bachelor of Science

2011 – 2013

Graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science; majoring in Physics, and Theoretical Physics. On top of normal coursework, enrolled and completed 5 Honours Pathway Options (HPOs). In addition, was one of ten participants chosen to attend the RSAA 2011 Winter School program.

Volunteer Experience

TEDxChiangMai

Event Assistant

December 2017 – February 2018

Coordinated activities for the Chiang Mai University School of Public Policy at the TEDxChiangMai 2018.

Stockholm Environment Institute

Event Assistant

May 2017

Note-taker and timekeeper at the SEI Science Forum 2017; organized by SEI Asia and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.