Born in the Southeast Asia nation of Cambodia, Channary grew up witnessing chronic poverty and dreamt of escaping her country in hopes of building a better life. In 2011, Channary migrated to the United States in search of opportunities. Since her arrival in the US, Channary has pursued education in order to obtain the skills necessary to thrive in a new environment.
Her first task was to learn English. She enrolled in an adult English as a Second Language (ESL) program to build her language skills. Thereafter, she sought Nile Sisters certified nursing assistant (CNA) asset-building program to develop skills for employment in healthcare. Having completed the CNA training program, Channary hopes to help other poverty-stricken populations both in the US and abroad.