Student from Myanmar Studies Human Remains, Hopes to Return Home Despite Coup

Richard Bednarski profiles Nandar Yukyi who left Myanmar when she was 13, found her academic passion in the United States, but still wants to return to her home country if democracy can take hold there.

Reynolds Sandbox
Feb 20 · 7 min read
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Nandar Yukyi wears a small red ribbon as an act of resistance. Medical professionals and others across Myanmar are doing the same thing and to Yukyi, it shows her support and hope that Myanmar can overcome the oppressive military regime that has long dominated public life.

Moving as a Teenager Escaping Oppression

Missing the People of her Home Country

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Nandar Yukyi is holding a human tibia and explaining how she can learn about an individual’s medical and living conditions by examining small intricate details of the bone.

Finding a Passion

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Using scientific equipment such as this Trimble GPS mapping tool, Yukyi helps lay record data from an archaeological excavation. She has also worked along the border helping to identify unidentified migrants.

Helping Identify Bones from Past Conflicts and Bringing Biological Anthropology Home

Impressed by anti-Military Protests in Myanmar

Reporting by Richard Bednarski for the Reynolds Sandbox

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