Sinet grew up in Siem Reap’s rural outskirts, where her family farms to feed their six children. Sinet grew up with domestic violence, a situation that caused her family income to decrease steadily over time and inhibited her three older brothers from pursuing post-secondary education. Growing up, Sinet was constantly told by other villagers that the “apple that doesn’t fall far from the tree,” so she worked harder to exceed their expectations, eventually earning a full scholarship to study at Jay Pritzker Academy (JPA), a prestigious school with both American and Cambodian curriculums. Sinet started at JPA as a sixth grader, having studied no English. While at JPA, she won scholarships to study abroad programs in both Australia and in Singapore. While studying abroad, Sinet noticed that Australian women were able to express themselves easily because their voices are treated as equal to men’s. When she returned to Cambodia, she was inspired to start a public speaking club and encourage everyone, especially women, to express their ideas loudly and confidently. By starting this club, Sinet was able to break away from the stereotypes that women must be gentle, quiet, and calm. After graduating from JPA, Sinet moved to Phnom Penh to study global affairs at the American University of Phnom Penh. Although Sinet cares a lot about women’s issues, her true passion is food science. Studying global affairs gives her diverse knowledge about market relations, the movement of commodities, and global consumption, all of which she can apply to improve Cambodia’s food industries. Motivated by her rural upbringing, Sinet aims to improve food security by becoming a food chemist and producing safe and high-quality food for Cambodian people. Sinet will join her SHE-CAN sisters at Bucknell University in fall 2018.