My name is Mathis Lohatepanont, and I go by Ken. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, I am a political science student at the University of California, Berkeley.
I am a writer passionate about comparative politics and international relations, with a focus on East Asia. I started blogging in fourth grade and haven’t stopped since. I advocate for political reform in Thailand to build a more democratic, accountable and pluralistic society. I am particularly interested in political development, constitutionalism and improving governance in Thailand. My work has been published in multiple international publications including the Asia Times, openDemocracy and the Bangkok Post. I also strive to make history engaging and accessible through my projects on Thai history.
My interest in improving governance has translated into an enthusiasm for building better organizations. I interned for Korn Ferry, an organizational strategy consultancy. On campus, I am currently Chair of the ASUC Student Union Board of Directors and served as Chief Communications Officer for UC Berkeley’s student government and an independent non-profit, the ASUC. My Experience page talks more about what I’ve done.