Introducing Sinoun Chea of Atlanta
Sinoun Chea seeks to be a source for and a recipient of inspiration relating to the Khmer American community. With a wide range of interests, including technology, art, music, cosmology, and mythology, she hopes her entrepreneurial spirit will carry her forward in someday pursuing all of them.
A web designer by vocation, Chea grew up in Texas and only recently began to realize the personal significance of Cambodian culture: “Growing up, I did not have many role models other than my family to look up to. I think this is one of the reasons why I want to be a part of a bigger picture. I want to help find those role models and connect them to others.”
Of the distinction between Cambodia and America, Chea says, “I think providing a resource with news and stories at a grand scale will be a positive influence in bridging the gap.” As far as other differences, she jokes that not having been to Cambodia herself, “I can only make assumptions when I see the karaoke songs that my parents and their friends play!”
Chea believes that soon, Khmer Americans are going to make a big impact, and she is eager to be a part of the renaissance.
"I’m ready to take some action and share my knowledge, energy, and experiences with young Khmericans,” says Chea. “I want to open people’s eyes and create a profound movement that will expose the diversity, creativity, and achievements of Cambodians.”
Toward that laudable ambition, Sinoun Chea will be our first reporter in the South, hailing from Atlanta, Georgia.