Before joining SHE-CAN, Guech was a second-year student at Royal University of Agriculture in Cambodia, majoring in Agronomy. Her chosen field of study at RUA took both her parents and friends by surprise! In Cambodia, Agronomy is not widely accepted as an appropriate field for women and is typically seen as a male profession with gloomy career prospects. However, Guech’s passion for the subject and her determination to pursue her dream has only grown stronger in her two years at RUA. She was ranked the fourth highest achieving Agronomy student in the department by faculty during her first year at RUA. Guech’s dream is to become the first female landscape architect in her country, a field of study that isn’t offered at her Cambodian university. Luckily, during her second year, Guech had the opportunity to study in Poland for a semester at Warsaw University of Life Sciences, where she learned about the agriculture system in European countries and took courses relating to landscape architecture, including garden design and community garden as an event. She is currently a freshman at Beloit College, majoring in Environmental Biology. She hopes to inspire other Cambodian women to take interest in the field of agriculture and have the courage to chase their own dreams, despite the opinions of others. She wishes to use her experience not only by assisting Cambodian farmers to become more prosperous and advanced in their technique, but also in exploring innovative farming alternatives.