Where did you grow up and what was your first language?
I grew up in Philadelphia and speak both Khmer and English.
What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?
Philadelphia has a big Khmer/Southeast Asian community that had great traditional food that I grew up with.
Where did you go to college?
The Art institute and City College of New York.
What was your favorite book in middle school?
The Outsiders by S.E Hinton
What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?
I like to devote my down time to painting as a form of relaxation and meditation.
What is your favorite quote?
"I do as I can" by the artist Jan van Eyke