Sreileak Hour, from Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia, is a junior at Scripps College, but is currently attending a year abroad at the London School of Economics. In London, she is the President of the Cambodian Student Association, where she serves over 200 Cambodian students in the United Kingdom. Back in the United States, she has held internships with Annie Cannons and Fortress Investment Group LLC. At Fortress, she researched and analyzed various financial instruments and investment deals. In 2017, Sreileak was an intern at the Securities and Exchange Commissionvof Cambodia, a branch of the Ministry of Economics and Finance. In Cambodia, she received a full scholarship to the University of Cambodia to study English Literature.
Her parents, having survived the Cambodian genocide, were not able to complete their elementary education. Instead, they worked as sellers at a local market to provide for their family. Because of this, Sreileak was motivated to further her education. She also pursued a second degree at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, where she was majoring in economics. After completing her BA at Scripps, she wishes to continue on to earn a Master’s degree in economics, so as to better help her country when she returns to Cambodia. As an economist, she hopes to work for the Economic and Finance Minister in the field of policy development, where she ultimately wants to help the Cambodian people, especially those in rural areas, by boosting their living standards.