2020 Student Ambassadors

K2K: Kid to kid 

Many thanks to all Boston area students fundraising to help our Cambodian students.

All the middle school students at our Sister School in Lowell, Mass:

The Katherine P. Stoklosa School

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Anisha Dok
Senior, Harvard College

I believe in the Cambridge Cambodia School Project’s passion for helping provide equity in educational opportunities. As the daughter of a Cambodian refugee, I co-founded the Khmer Student Association at Harvard with my friend, Julie Ngauv, and I am so excited to join the team with her and learn more about the school, its students, and how we can best contribute our resources to the project.

Anna Catherine Grace
Junior, Suffolk University

I had the opportunity to spend 10 days in Cambodia with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a family in need. During my time there in January 2020 I was able to spend a few days at the Cambridge Cambodia School. Getting to know the kids at the school allowed me to see the daily struggles they face and I’m excited to work with CambCamb to continue making a positive impact in Cambodia.

Alexis Ramona Jacome
Junior, Suffolk University

At the beginning of this year I had the opportunity to spend time in Cambodia working with Habitat for Humanity to build a house for a family in need. During that time I visited the Cambridge Cambodia School where the Suffolk volunteers were greeted with the warmest welcome by the staff and students at the school. The students were nothing but kind and welcoming. Their intensity in the classroom and willingness to help and support one another was truly inspirational. It was clear how much they all love to learn and how happy being at school made them. I value the experience I got to share with these students whether it was from singing, dancing, outdoor games, or reading to them, they inspired me to want to continue working with CambCamb so they can continue to learn at a place that brings them so much joy.

Kristiana Kimmy Le
Junior, Suffolk University

In January 2020 I had the opportunity to go to Cambodia to work with Habitat for Humanity and visit the Cambridge Cambodia School. I didn’t realize that my love for children could grow even more. These students were more than an inspiration. They had so much passion in the classroom to not only study English, but to help one another learn. I’m thrilled and excited for the opportunity to serve on the Board of CambCamb and hope one day to start my own nonprofit.

Natalie Marusiak
Junior, University of Toronto

Growing up in Singapore, I had several opportunities to visit Cambodia, including a trip where we spent time learning from and playing with at-risk kids. I’ve seen firsthand some of the difficulties these children must overcome, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to support the CambCamb kids by writing a grant for school supplies.

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Julie Ngauv
Senior, Harvard College

As the daughter of two Cambodian refugees, advocating for and helping to improve the quality of life and education in Cambodia is something very dear to me. I co-founded the Khmer Student Association at Harvard, and through it hope to raise awareness about issues that Cambodians and Cambodian Americans face. I’m also planning to write my senior thesis on the under-documented experiences of rural and less-wealthy Cambodians during the Cambodian genocide in order to contribute to current scholarship from a perspective that is more familiar to me—that of my parents’ and the stories that they always told me while I was growing up.

Lily Schub
Senior, Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School

I was adopted from Cambodia at 11 months old and raised in Cambridge. For one of my birthdays I raised money for my orphanage in Cambodia and am happy to get more involved in helping the CambCamb school. I love music and dance and have worked as an assistant gymnastics coach.