Chamnan was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. After graduating from Preah Sisowat High School, she had to delay her university studies due to family financial hardship. In 2013, she was awarded a full scholarship to attend Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC), where she is currently a third-year student majoring in economics. During high school, Chamnan received an award for outstanding student in physics and took first place in the Casio Mathematics Competition in 2012. Chamnan is active in her community and has volunteered at events such as TEDx Phnom Penh and FUSAAC’s Major and Career Fair. She also joined the Cambodian Red Cross’ Basic Training and participated in an environmental program called 25,000 Riels and Environment, which dealt with environmental and hygenic issues affecting local people around Oudong Mountain. In the future, Chamnan hopes to improve her country by aleviating poverty due to the financial crisis and ensuring that Cambodian children get access to quality education. Growing up she recognized that education is not always a priority for families that are living in extreme poverty or facing starvation, so in addition to improving access to education, she wants to help families start small businesses and get jobs so that they can earn money to support their families and avoid pulling their children out of school. As someone who almost lost her own education when her family could not afford to pay her university fees, Chamnan does not want to see her next generation face the same challenge. In the fall 2018, Chamnan will join her SHE-CAN sisters at Beloit College.