I was born and grew up in small village near the forest in Southern of Cambodia. I went to primary school at the other village about 7 km from my home. After, I had finished my primary school, my family moved to the town where I went to secondary and high school. In 2004, I graduated a BSc in Forestry Science at Royal University of Agriculture that supported by government. I completed a Ms in Biodiversity Conservation at Royal University of Phnom Penh that funded by Fauna and Flora International Cambodia in 2008. Then I started working in conservation with WWF-Cambodia on biodiversity monitoring. During five years worked for WWF-Cambodia, I researched on large carnivores (particularly Tiger and Leopard), wild cattle, Asian elephant, gibbon and Gyps vultures, white shoulder ibis with the aim of developing monitoring systems to assess the impact of conservation activities and interventions in the landscape. In 2013, I implemented research and monitoring with Flagship Species, Fauna and Flora International Cambodia (FFI). The main focuses of human elephant conflict, research and monitoring on siamese crocodile and hog deer.
I am interested in carnivore and prey conservation (clouded leopard, tiger, marble cat, fishing cat, dhole and leopard) and wildlife conflict. I expect the Diploma course will lead me to improve and strengthen my wildlife research skill such as: statistics and modeling skills, field survey design, data collection, data analysis and produce science papers. Moreover, I hope I can expand my conservation network and undertake collaborations on cat species research.