Our SHE-CAN Scholar:

Meng Srean Pheakdey

SHE-CAN Scholar: Meng Srean Pheakdey

Seeking a Technology and Engineering Internship 

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

Meng Srean Pheakdey is a first year student at the University of Portland hoping to pursue an Electrical Engineering degree. She is also a co-founder, reporter, activity planner, and project manager for Beneath the Sea, a funded project that raises awareness about marine life protected by Marine Conservation Cambodia and the critical issues happening to the sea environment.

Srean grew up on the outskirts of Phnom Penh and with her parents’ support and encouragement, she made education her priority. Srean graduated with stellar grades and earned a 98.347 on the Cambodian National Exam. 

Srean made time to expand her leadership skills and volunteer experiences before college. One of her most challenging and rewarding experiences was a community service project she created and led to support rural indigenous students by providing school supplies, donating 300 books, and encouraging students to pursue higher education. 

She volunteered in the National Speak Dating program, helping students from rural provinces improve their English language skills. And, she also volunteered at TEDxRUPP as a speaker coordinator and assisted two international speakers and a national speaker during their speech preparation. Following that, Srean volunteered to emcee TEDxRUPP2022. 

Srean is looking forward to exploring, challenging, and improving herself in her academic journey and social life. With the education, experience, and leadership she will gain in the U.S., Srean hopes to inspire young women and girls in Cambodia to also pursue Engineering, and show them that they can pursue higher education regardless of their socio-economic background or gender.

Highlights From Meng Srean’s Work Experience:

  • Volunteer, TEDxRUPP
  • Tour Guide, Cambodia

Languages Spoken: English and Khmer


Academic Major

Electrical Engineering
Class of 2027

Mentor Team

Olympia d’Hauteville
Valentine d’Hauteville, Machine Learning Engineer, Arthur AI
Colombe d’Hauteville, Finance Analyst, L'Oréal
Elena de la Paz, Senior Software Engineer, Ctrlstack
Jen Pan, Director of SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting, Arista Network