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Chhinda Som – The Khmer Naomi Osaka

Episode #8

In this episode, my special guest is Chhinda Som. Khmer American tennis player was born and raised in Rochester, NY. Chhinda is 21 years old and currently plays for the 2020 Virginia Tech Womens Tennis team. She’s also a member of the Cambodian National Tennis Team from 2015 to present. We had a great conversation and we touched on topics such as dealing with growing up in Rochester, her relationship with her family, dealing with racism throughout her life, as well as social justice, police brutality, and so on. I also learned that her family played traditional Khmer music in a band and how her grandpa inspired her to learn the drums and other instruments. Please tune in to the full episode to learn more about Chhinda’s story.

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