‘Your Dreams Are Possible if You Work Hard’: From Rural Cambodia to New York Ph.D

WASHINGTON – Editor’s Note: Chat Vylyny is a Ph.D. student in epidemiology at New York University. Few Khmer students pursue further studies related to the dynamics of disease, its control and spread, yet fewer still have gained such rich cross-cultural experience working and studying in the United States, China and Bangladesh, where she studied at the Asian University for Women. VOA’s Sotheary You caught up with Vylyny to discuss her research and what motivated her to pursue an academic career overseas.

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