Kindness - an interview featuring Sreileak Hour, Scripps College

Kindness - an interview featuring Sreileak Hour, Scripps College

Get ready to be blown away by the accomplishments of this young woman who shows up fully for life and finds every opportunity to be successful.

Sreileak Hour is a student majoring in Economics at Scripps College in California. She is a She-Can scholar from Cambodia. She has worked as an intern with OOCTANE, AnnieCannons, and Fortress Investment Group. 

Q. What does kindness mean to you?

A. Understanding that whatever people do, they do it for a reason. Good or bad, there is always a reason why they do what they do.

Q. How are you sharing 21 days of kindness

A. I offer help whenever I can regardless of how big or small the act is.

Q. What will you do to share kindness today?

A. I am going to be a good listener for my friends. I listen to my friends talking about their vulnerability or feeling without judgment.

Q. Favorite example(s) of how others can share kindness       

A. When people give back without expecting things in return.

Q. Today I celebrated… 

A. gratefulness.

Q. I am grateful for…      

A. people around me who inspire me in so many ways, especially with the act of kindness.

Q. Someone I would like to recognize for showing me kindness.

A. My mentor, Anne Devereux-Mills who shows me how you can spread love and kindness even with little things.

Q. What I do to appreciate myself

A. I spend my time alone and think about how lucky I am to be in this position and I count my blessings.

Q. I am so glad that I get to…    

A. let go of negative energy/thoughts and find positivity in everything.

Q. What do you do when your day doesn’t go as planned?

A. Tell myself there is still tomorrow and there are things you can’t control and it is normal to have such a day.

Q. I am inspired by…

A. people who focus on their goals and are living their life to the fullest.

Q. A dream I am currently focused on fulfilling is…      

A. staying on top of things to fulfill my dream while still being able to take care of myself and others around me.


About Sreileak:

Sreileak Hour, from Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia, is a senior at Scripps College. She completed her junior year abroad at the London School of Economics, where she also served as the President of the Cambodian Student Association, with more than 200 Cambodian students in the United Kingdom.

In the United States, she has held internships with Annie Cannons and Fortress Investment Group LLC. At Fortress, she researched and analyzed various financial instruments and investment deals. In 2017, Sreileak was an intern at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia, a branch of the Ministry of Economics and Finance. In Cambodia, she received a full scholarship to the University of Cambodia to study English Literature.

Her parents, having survived the Cambodian genocide, were not able to complete their elementary education. Instead, they worked as sellers at a local market to provide for their family. Because of this, Sreileak was motivated to further her education. She also pursued a second degree at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, where she was majoring in economics. After completing her BA at Scripps, she wishes to continue on to earn a Master’s degree in economics, so as to better help her country when she returns to Cambodia. As an economist, she hopes to work for the Economic and Finance Minister in the field of policy development, where she ultimately wants to help the Cambodian people, especially those in rural areas, by boosting their living standards.