I’m currently a first year medical student at Georgetown University. I’m a proud UC Berkeley Alumnus with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Health Policy and Management.
My parents are Cambodian refugees that survived the Khmer Rouge genocide in the 1970s. While they came to the United States with very little, their journey is rich in triumph and perseverance. This inspires me to serve and give back to them and other refugees in the future. According to current publications in health, many are in poor health and misunderstood due to language and cultural barriers, lack of health literacy, and are in need of advocates as they age.
I love a good cup of coffee in the morning and reading my Kindle Paperwhite before going to sleep. I am loyal to the Lakers, Dodgers, Packers, Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits, and California Golden Bears. I grew up in Southern California, but experienced a lot of personal growth in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love running on cold crisp mornings and driving with the windows rolled down on summer nights. Finally, I love durian, but everyone knows that already.
Topics I’ll cover in my blog
- Being a Family Historian
- Khmer Health and Research in Health Disparities
- Musings from Clinical Research / Healthcare