My name is Chhai Sun. I was born and raised in Cambodia. I moved to New Mexico, USA in 2012 to attend an international high school (UWC-USA) under United World College Scholarship. Upon completion of the International Baccalaureate diploma, I received a scholarship from Davis UWC Scholars Program and Lewis & Clark International Student Grant to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Lewis & Clark College in 2014. My experience growing up in Cambodia motivated me to study Economics, with areas of interest in development and health economics.

I am an aspiring development economist and I seek to work in economic and policy research. Outside academia, I am a big fan of backpacking and road trip. I have travelled to Thailand, South Korea, Canada, and Australia. I became interested in food and learned to make food when I went to college. Last but not least, I love to read during free time. Reading inspired me to write my first novel “The faded star” (more in my blog). Did I also mention that I’m a big fan of Liverpool?