I am a multimedia journalist with 16 years of experience in radio, television and digital production. At KVPR, I cover local government, politics and other local news. I'm Cambodian-American and I began my journalism career in Fresno, graduating from Fresno State with a B.A. in English and minor in Mass Communication & Journalism. I have worked as a producer in broadcast news. And I have explored other creative outlets outside of news in advertising, marketing and social media. But radio is where my love for production really started and I'm happy to be back in the medium and returning to my roots in journalism.
A reporter reflects on lessons from reporting on Cambodian refugees in California still grappling with the trauma of genocide.
For many in the community, the temple provides a place to heal from the past and supports community well-being.
A deeper look into the past of Cambodian refugees in California's Central Valley shows how they’ve rebuilt their lives decades after resettling in the U.S.
For those who survived the trauma of the Khmer Rouge genocide, mental health treatment remains a dire need. A program in Oakland is succeeding in reaching Cambodians at risk in this refugee community.
The lack of providers who speak Khmer is cited as one of the factors keeping more Cambodian refugees from receiving treatment.
Treating their trauma is complex: Language and cultural barriers make it hard for many to access mental health care.
"I met Cambodians of different ages and backgrounds, who all had the same thing in common: the trauma of war still haunted them."