Class of 2021
Aidy Ung, from Cambodia, is a sophomore studying Civil Engineering at Lafayette College. She has taken advantage of the many leadership opportunities on campus, as she is a member of the Lafayette Education Committee, Society of Women Engineers, and the Lafayette Center for Student Engagement. Through the Center for Student Engagement, Aidy led students as a STEM summer learning instructor in the summer of 2018. Before joining SHE-CAN, Aidy Ung was majoring in architectural engineering at Zaman University
in Cambodia. She graduated from Preah Sisowath High School in 2015 with exceptionally high marks on the National Exam. During her time in high school, she was selected to be a participant in the Jenesys 2.0 Exchange Program after a tough essay writing and interview process. This program was an eye-opening experience to her, as she acquired a greater understanding about developed countries like Japan. Her experience with Jenesys 2.0 was also an important opportunity to discuss culture, tradition, social and environmental issues among participants from various countries. Aidy also received first place in the ASEAN
youth competition and traveled to Singapore and Malaysia for a city study tour. She came to appreciate how tourism and tourist attractions in these countries generated important income and served to benefit a country’s national budget. This idea inspired Aidy and reinforced her passion in becoming an engineer. She is passionate about helping underprivileged families live in better conditions and working to improve their standards of living. Aidy wants to make Cambodia a better place by contributing to improving the country’s infrastructure.