Class of 2023
Phidor Kong is a rising sophomore at Beloit College majoring in environmental studies. On campus, she is a member of the International Students Club. She has always been passionate about environmental protection—believing that creating environmentally friendly policies with effective implementation will better the world. Before becoming a SHE-CAN scholar, Phidor was an intern at the Learning Institute (LI), where she worked to protect natural resources in remote areas and helped Cambodian youth create campaigns against the use of plastics. She was also a student in Education First Cambodia’s leadership class, helping her team train communities in how to conserve natural resources and how to raise gender awareness. Phidor hopes to be an environmental conservationist in order to protect the environment, natural resources, and people whose livelihood is reliant on sustainable development.