International volunteer Rathana Ung has spent considerable time in Cambodia, using donations from friends and family to help the poor and improve national infrastructure. She provided food and other donations to members of the Muslim community in Cambodia, which has historically faced discrimination from the rest of the population. She helped rebuild five ancient temples, several schools and libraries, and drinking water systems in remote villages. Rathana Ung’s volunteer work also included assisting in the construction of a hospital for pregnant women in a remote region of Cambodia.
In her free time, Ms. Ung enjoys traveling to countries throughout Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Her favorite musicians include Adele, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, and Rihanna, while her favorite movies include Joy and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Rathana Ung is also a longtime practitioner of yoga and meditation, both of which provide a sense of calm and centeredness. Her friends taught her the art of knitting, and she enjoys creating items such as caps, throws, socks, and blankets.