Alex Chhay


Major: IST
Class Standing: Sophomore
Ethnicity: Cambodian/Chinese

Sup guys! I’m Alex, a sophomore who’s trying to major in IST. I’m from Newtown Square, Pennsylvania which is right outside of Philly. (It takes 25 minutes to drive to Philly from my house so I’m not one of those posers who says they’re outside of Philly but they live like 2 hours away). I was previously a mentee of the AASIA program and I thought it was a great experience having an upperclassman to help me get through my freshman year. (Shout out to Heley Patel). I hope to give back to the program that helped me get through freshman year by helping a new freshman get through theirs.

You’ll most likely spot me dancing on the streets with my dance crew hip-hop RAM Squad. I’m the Vice President so if you like dancing or want to learn I can help you out. If you don’t see me dancing, you’ll probably see me in the HUB until 4 in the morning playing GameCube with my friends. You’ll probably see me dancing in the HUB too though.  Other activities I enjoy are video games (mostly League of Legends and Super Smash Bros), cooking and baking, writing lyrics, tabletop games, and camping. I like eating at the restaurants downtown so if you want to avoid using your meal points and spending all your money on bubble tea I’m your guy. I listen to basically anything that doesn’t have the word country in it. Some of my favorite artists include The Killers, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, and The All-American Rejects. My friends claim that I have a weird taste in music. That’s probably true. I have two life mottos “Always do what will make you the happiest without stepping on someone else’s happiness” and Toxic by Britney Spears is one of the greatest songs of all time; “you either love it or you’re lying”. Arboretum Breeze is the best ice cream flavor at the creamery. Everyone else is wrong.

Since I’ve been in this program before, I know how it feels to be a mentee. So if you need someone to talk to about life, school, or Pokémon trivia, feel free to come to me. I’m hyped to meet all of you.