Current Role: Contracts Admin
When and how did your family come to the United States? Where were you born?
By plane in 1980, I was born here in Seattle, WA.
What are the strengths and challenges of being Asian, Asian American, and/or Pacific Islander?
Strength: Know how to speak Khmer / English.
Challenges: Reading and writing in Khmer.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Proudest, I would say, raising my family to get them where we want to be.
What is one thing you learned or appreciate from your family growing up?
The culture and all the traditional ceremonies.
Do you speak your family's native language? Why or why not?
Yes I do and I am still learning.
What advice do you have for the younger generations in our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community?
Learn the culture the language - don’t let it fade away.
What gives you the greatest joy in life?
My family - they are everything.
If you would like to share your voice as a person of color, please read the directions and fill out this form here. All ages, backgrounds, and generations welcome. Thank you!
Who are we?
Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander voices in our communities.
This is a section for AAPI specifically because, coming from our Khmer culture, we often feel invisible in various spaces from school to the media.
We want to show the ways in which we are the same and different, and that all of our backgrounds and experiences are valuable to learn and celebrate. Let's uplift each other!
Charles Calvino Hang
Danielle Bopha Khleang
Emma S. Buchanan
Firda Amalia Herryanddhy
Grace Bora Kim
Justin Cardona (JCool)
Kaitlin Kamalei Brandon
Krystal M. Chuon
Lina (Spring Roll Fever)
Mei Mei Long
Melissa Khoeum Barnett
Note K. Suwanchote
Sam "Smushipig" Javier
Samrach Sar, Esq.
ចាប សាត Sath Chap
Sotheara Jeffrey Lim