After a career in the IT industry, I embarked on a journey to help out young people in New Zealand by working as a Health & Life Skills Presenter in High Schools. It was then that I realized teachers have the ability to change the world by empowering our future generation. I was lucky to have a few great teachers who had a big influence on my life and I hoped to one day be ‘that teacher’ too. This led me to re-train as a Primary Teacher, completing a Bachelor of Education (Honors in Maths and Science) at the University of Auckland. I believe all children can learn if they are equipped with the right tools to suit their individual personalities. I am from a Cambodian background; however born and raised in New Zealand. My interests include sports, performing arts and technology.