Family Social Science,
Class of 2020
Sreytom Tim, from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is a junior at the University of Minnesota pursuing a double major in Family Social Science and Economics. On campus, Sreytom has enhanced her leadership skills as a Global Gopher Events Leader and an Event Coordinator and Internal Public Relations manager for the Cambodian Student Association. In winter 2018, she volunteered as a mentor to a group of high school girls through Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL), a Women's Initiative for Self-Empowerment (WISE) program that provides opportunities for 10th-12th grade immigrant and refugee girls to improve
their academics, prepare for college, and build strong leadership skills. Before she joined SHE-CAN and came to the U.S., Sreytom assumed many leadership roles at her high school and earned her high school’s highest score on the National Exam. Additionally, she received a scholarship to study at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC). Today she is a member of the Buddhist Center for Youth Education, where she volunteers regularly, and is involved in other local youth groups. Sreytom has a passion for helping young women and children. Ultimately, she wants to empower girls and women in Cambodian society, living within the educational and welfare systems, through economic development and human rights enhancement.