Electrical and Computer Science Engineering
Class of 2020
Phalkun Out is a junior at Lafayette College pursuing a BA in Engineering Studies. In this major, she is studying both public policies around engineering and taking courses in electrical and computer science. During the 2018 winter break, she shadowed a job for three days at Turner Construction Company in Boston. Also in 2018, Phalkun was invited to speak at the Summit Foundation of Cambodia on the future of youth involvement in education. Back in 2016, Phalkun volunteered in promoting the protection of the forest in Cambodia as well and taught for Global Peace Youth Cambodia. Before she joined SHE-CAN and came to the U.S., Phalkun graduated secondary school in Siem Reap, Cambodia. She comes from a family of four, where she is the oldest child. Her father is a farmer and her mother is a housewife. She studied at the American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) before leaving for the U.S. She attended AUPP thanks to a full scholarship, in reward for scoring in the top 10 on the National Exam. Following her studies, she hopes to return to Cambodia to join the growing number of educated women advocating for expanding women’s rights.