Nathsuda "Suda" Bankhammoon was born and raised in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Her father is Thai and her mother is Cambodian. A recent graduate of American Intercon High School, Suda is a first year student at University of Health Sciences majoring in medicine. During high school, Suda was selected to compete in the national ASEAN quiz competition and a youth debate competition, both of which were aired live on national television. At the debate competition, she led her team to victory. Suda was also a volunteer event organizer and planned various school events, including charity events and cultural exhibitions. She is the lead singer of a band, which performed at the various school events. Suda is passionate about improving medical care and supporting the well-being of Cambodians. Growing up she was struck by the image of impoverished Cambodian people, especially from the province, camping outside the local hospital in Phnom Penh, anxiously awaiting their loved one’s recovery. As a result, she aspires to be a doctor and build a hospital that provides free medical care to patients. Suda wishes to restore the quality of Cambodia's health care and inspire more women to partake in medical studies, promoting equality between men and women in Cambodia's health care system. She will start her freshman year at Northwestern University in the fall.