From as early as she can remember, Sokcon Swing has wanted to be
a teacher, but the road that led to her goal wasn’t always
“I’ve gone through so many trials and tribulations,” she said.
“Unlike most of my childhood friends, my parents didn’t grow up
here. I didn’t have the same resources they had,” she added.
Swing moved the U.S. from Cambodia with her family in 1982 as
they fled genocide, and as a first-generation college student her
parents couldn’t help her apply to colleges, nor did they have
the resources to help her financially.