Elon student featured in Cambodian media

Khmer Times, an English-language news outlet in Cambodia, recently featured Elon senior Usaphea Vanna. 

An English-language news outlet in Cambodia recently featured the accomplishments of Usaphea Vanna, an Elon junior and Odyssey Program scholar who is majoring in biochemistry. 

Titled “Cambodia’s future leading biochemist,” the article by Chhum Chaivathanak in Khmer Times highlights the experience she has had since arriving at Elon in 2016. She’s one of a number of graduates of the Jay Pritzker Academy in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to attend Elon. 

As an Elon student, she’s excelled in her pursuit of a degree in biochemistry despite the challenges that come with learning in a foreign country. “I was prepared before going there,” she said of Elon. “However, I have difficulties with vocabulary sometimes when I do my readings. It is normal though because most of my classes are about science and there are a lot of scientific words.”

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