Sreytom Tim comes from a small town outside Phnom Penh. She is the oldest daughter in a family of seven. With her mother’s passing almost six years ago, and her father abandoning the children, she became the family leader. In order to attend college, she moved two of her sisters and her brother to an orphanage. Despite her challenging living situation, she earned countless leadership positions at her high school and earned the highest score in her high school on the National Exam. Sreytom received a scholarship to study at Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC). She is a member of the Buddhist Center for Youth Education, where she volunteers regularly. Focusing on charity events, she helps to raise funds and materials for people and students living in remote rural areas. Sreytom has a passion for helping young women and children. Ultimately, she wants to empower girls and women in Cambodian society who are living within the educational and welfare systems, through development of the economy and enhancement of human rights. Sreytom is a sophomore at University of Minnesota, where she majors in Family Social Science and Economics. On campus, Sreytom has enhanced her leadership skills by working as a Global Gopher Events Leader, and in her role as Event Coordinator for the Cambodian Student Association.