Our SHE-CAN Scholar:

Kimheat Chheav

SHE-CAN Scholar: Kimheat Chheav

Seeking a Business, Finance, and Consulting, Non-profit and Social Justice, or International Development and Policy Internship

For a copy of Kimheat’s resume, please email Erika Wah in Community Building (ewah@shecan.global).

Kimheat Chheav is a sophomore at Babson College in Massachusetts where she is the President of the Habitat for Humanity Club and Vice President of the Finance for the Social Impact Club. Kimheat has been selected by her professors to be part of the Honors Program, a Butler Institute of Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise scholar, and a Natalie Taylor Scholar. She is also a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. She completed a market research internship in Cambodia during the summer of 2023.

On campus, Kimheat is a teaching assistant for a class called Foundation of Management and Entrepreneurship, a first-year required course for all Babson students. Kimheat also volunteers in a Community Action Program called Babson Youth Entrepreneurship Program which allows volunteers to teach Entrepreneurship virtually to students in Tanzania and Brazil. 

Kimheat was born in a village in Siem Reap where her parents are farmers. Of her three sisters and two brothers, Kimheat is the first of her siblings to pursue a college degree. At the age of five, Kimheat was selected to study at Jay Pritzker Academy, a rigorous school following both American and Cambodian curriculums. Kimheat was selected for study abroad programs in Australia and Singapore. She was elected four times as the class prefect and class representative in her middle school and high school years.

In high school, Kimheat volunteered at Spean Chivit Youth Resource Centre translating social media posts so that young Cambodians were able to read and be aware of certain social issues. She also helped girls in her village by teaching them to read and write in both English and Khmer. After graduating from high school, Kimheat worked with university students and adults to help them learn English as their second language.

Kimheat is interested in business and entrepreneurship. As a SHE-CAN scholar, Kimheat was awarded Make A Change funding in summer 2023 to return to Siem Reap where she ran a program she created and led a workshop called “Learning and Earning” to help women in the region develop financial literacy skills while starting their own poultry business. She hopes to bridge the gap between business and education in Cambodia. After college, she wants to inspire Cambodian women to become entrepreneurs of all kinds and lead them to establish their own businesses using their creativity and passion.

Highlights From Kimheat’ Work Experience:

Market Research Intern, Edenbridge Asia

Teaching Assistant, Foundation of Management and Entrepreneurship Course

Teacher, Online Entrepreneurship Course for Brazilian students

Human Resource Manager, Barkin’ Beaver startup
Dean’s List GPA: 4.0 Languages Spoken: English and Khmer

Attending

Academic Major

Business Administration; Minor: Finance and Consulting
Class of 2026

Mentor Team

Heidi Hopper, President, Hopper-Dean Foundation
Lee Ann Patterson, Leadership Council, Rise Up
Barbara Aaron Rosston, Consultant to Independent Schools and Nonprofit Boards
Maurisa Sommerfield, Board President, BOK Ranch
Vicky Yang, M.D., Partner, Peninsula GI Medical Group