Class of 2022
Nathsuda "Suda" Bunkhammoon is a sophomore at Northwestern University and is on the pre-med track. Suda is passionate about improving the medical care system in Cambodia. Growing up, she was struck by the image of impoverished Cambodian people camping outside the local hospital in Phnom Penh, anxiously awaiting their loved one’s recovery. As a result, she aspires to be a doctor and build a hospital that provides free medical care to patients. Suda wishes to improve the quality of Cambodia's health care and inspire more women to partake in medical studies, in order to promote equality between men and women in Cambodia's health care system.
She was born and raised in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Her father is Thai and her mother is Cambodian. During high school, Suda was selected to compete in the national ASEAN quiz competition and a youth debate competition, both of which were aired live on national television. At the debate competition, she led her team to victory. Suda was also a volunteer event organizer and planned various school events, including charity events and cultural exhibitions. She was the lead singer of a band, which performed at the various school events.