Bunthay Cheam is an undergraduate student of History at the University of Washington with academic interest in Southeast Asian studies. Born in a refugee camp in the Cambodian/Thai border, he came to the U.S. a year later in 1981 and has lived since in the South Seattle area. Bunthay expects to graduate from the University of Washington in June of 2008 with a B.A. in History. He aspires to become involved in social work for the Cambodian population of Washington State.