Ryann Tanap '12

Ryann Tanap '12
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Major(s): International Relations / Minor: Middle Eastern Studies
  • Multicultural Leadership, AARP; Washington, DC

About Ryann Tanap '12

Campus Involvement: Filipino American Student Association, South Asian Student Association, Arabic Language House, Little Things at W&M, “I AM W&M” Week, Student Assembly Undersecretary for Mental Health & Safety, OCES regional & national alternative break trips, New Student Orientation, Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity

Favorite Campus Offices to Visit: Center for Student Diversity, Office of Community Engagement & Scholarship (OCES), Professor Tamara Sonn (Religious Studies), Professor Francis Tanglao-Aguas (Theatre)

Favorite Spots: Swem Library during off-peak season (avoid during midterms & finals!), Ancient Campus Courtyard, Wren Building

Interests: photography, family road trips, spoken word poetry, Buddhism, Islam, cooking & baking (especially Filipino food/dessert), education as a tool for poverty alleviation, the arts as an alternative form of therapy

Posts by Ryann Tanap '12

One Way to Live in the Moment: Say Goodbye to Headphones

This past June, I decided to no longer wear headphones in public spaces. In public spaces, including the park, the grocery store, the post office,

A Dose of Perspective: On Failure and Asking for Help

What is it about failure that makes life complicated? Is it the fear of failing? Is it letting others down? Is it letting yourself

What is Your Qadr?

Back in college, one of the most influential moments I recall was when Professor Tamara Sonn explained the concept of qadr in relation to

9 Things No One Tells You at the College

To my incredibly talented and inspiring Tribe Family: You’re not going to get straight A’s anymore. It’s a terrible thing to realize, as many

7 Helpful Tips for the Job Search

Long gone are the days of cold calling (and emailing)! It’s time to take matters into your own hands, with a refreshed perspective. By

Time moves faster than you think, so cherish it!

It’s been a year since I graduated from W&M, took a leap of faith and moved to Thailand – completely on my own. Since

Six Important Things to Add to Your “To-Do” List

For all of you preparing for graduation, listen up. I have some valuable advice for the class of 2013. To the classes of 2014,

A free handbook for you (from the Tribe Family)!

Dear classes of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Welcome back! And for the freshmen and transfer students: Welcome to the Tribe family! Green and

From Overachiever to Taking a Breather

Hey Tribe! A wise friend once told me to find joy in the little things in life. He’s still one of my closest friends