Learn With Avthar

#1: The Wise Uncle of Botswana - Ramarea Tumisang - on his journey to 2 degrees from Stanford University, Strategies for success and Remembering who believes in you

September 17, 2020 Avthar Sewrathan Season 1 Episode 6
Learn With Avthar
#1: The Wise Uncle of Botswana - Ramarea Tumisang - on his journey to 2 degrees from Stanford University, Strategies for success and Remembering who believes in you
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Learn With Avthar
#1: The Wise Uncle of Botswana - Ramarea Tumisang - on his journey to 2 degrees from Stanford University, Strategies for success and Remembering who believes in you
Sep 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 6
Avthar Sewrathan

Learn with Avthar #1 with Ramarea Tumisang — Ramarea (aka Tumi) was born and raised in the village of Kanye, Botswana. He's a graduate of the international school United World College Costa Rica and holds a bachelor's degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, where he's also completing his Master's in Decision and Risk Analysis. All this, along with his mentorship and efforts to support rational decision making with high impact organizations, have earned him the title of "The Wise Uncle of Botswana".

In the episode, Avthar and Ramarea discuss:

  • Their experience studying at the international school United World College (UWC)
  • Their journey's to from South Africa and Botswana, to Princeton and Stanford Universities, respectively
  • How Ramarea settled on Decision and Risk Analysis at Stanford
  • Avthar's journey to found, run and quit his startup, Afari.
  • When should International students return to their home countries?
  • 3 Strategies for Success in school and life
  • Mistakes which brought the greatest lessons
  • Remembering who believes in you

Learn more at www.avthar.com

Here's a full bio of Ramarea Tumisang:

Ramarea was born and raised in Kanye, Botswana. In 2013 he hopped onto his first flight, in pursuit of adventure and an education. He studied the International Baccalaureate Diploma at the United World College of Costa Rica. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, where he attended as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar. Ramarea currently studies Decision and Risk Analysis in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford.

He believes he is in this world to love and to be loved. One of the ways he hopes to love, is through catalyzing the impact of initiatives and projects aimed at ending economic poverty. He plans to do this primarily by applying his engineering education to support rational and intelligent decision-making within high-impact organizations.

Born and raised in Botswana, Ramarea has a bias towards organizations that work in or on Emerging Markets. He also hopes to help end economic poverty by investing in youth-owned businesses in Botswana and providing mentorship to academically gifted students from marginalized backgrounds.

At a personal level, Ramarea has devoted his life to nurturing his love more than his violence, as his contribution towards the collective healing from patriarchal trauma. He remains active in the UWC movement; serving on the UWC National Committee of Botswana and volunteering as an adult mentor in the annual retreat on the Constructive Engagement of Conflict at UWC USA. In his spare time, Ramarea enjoys cooking, journaling, and spending time with loved ones. You can follow Ramarea on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ramareabw/

Show Notes

Learn with Avthar #1 with Ramarea Tumisang — Ramarea (aka Tumi) was born and raised in the village of Kanye, Botswana. He's a graduate of the international school United World College Costa Rica and holds a bachelor's degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, where he's also completing his Master's in Decision and Risk Analysis. All this, along with his mentorship and efforts to support rational decision making with high impact organizations, have earned him the title of "The Wise Uncle of Botswana".

In the episode, Avthar and Ramarea discuss:

  • Their experience studying at the international school United World College (UWC)
  • Their journey's to from South Africa and Botswana, to Princeton and Stanford Universities, respectively
  • How Ramarea settled on Decision and Risk Analysis at Stanford
  • Avthar's journey to found, run and quit his startup, Afari.
  • When should International students return to their home countries?
  • 3 Strategies for Success in school and life
  • Mistakes which brought the greatest lessons
  • Remembering who believes in you

Learn more at www.avthar.com

Here's a full bio of Ramarea Tumisang:

Ramarea was born and raised in Kanye, Botswana. In 2013 he hopped onto his first flight, in pursuit of adventure and an education. He studied the International Baccalaureate Diploma at the United World College of Costa Rica. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, where he attended as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar. Ramarea currently studies Decision and Risk Analysis in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford.

He believes he is in this world to love and to be loved. One of the ways he hopes to love, is through catalyzing the impact of initiatives and projects aimed at ending economic poverty. He plans to do this primarily by applying his engineering education to support rational and intelligent decision-making within high-impact organizations.

Born and raised in Botswana, Ramarea has a bias towards organizations that work in or on Emerging Markets. He also hopes to help end economic poverty by investing in youth-owned businesses in Botswana and providing mentorship to academically gifted students from marginalized backgrounds.

At a personal level, Ramarea has devoted his life to nurturing his love more than his violence, as his contribution towards the collective healing from patriarchal trauma. He remains active in the UWC movement; serving on the UWC National Committee of Botswana and volunteering as an adult mentor in the annual retreat on the Constructive Engagement of Conflict at UWC USA. In his spare time, Ramarea enjoys cooking, journaling, and spending time with loved ones. You can follow Ramarea on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ramareabw/