Alex Chhay


Major: IST
Minor: Digital Media Trends and Analytics 
Class Standing: Junior
Ethnicity: Cambodian/Chinese

Alex ChayHey everyone! I’m Alex, a junior who's majoring in IST with a Digital Media Trends and Analytics Minor. 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 a mentor last year and 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 hip-hop dance crew RAM Squad 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. I'm also heavily involved in THON with Dancer Relations and RAM Squad THON. Other activities I enjoy are video games (mostly League of Legends, Overwatch, and Super Smash Bros), cooking and baking, writing lyrics, playing soccer, tabletop games, traveling, 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'm really into Penn State Football so expect to see me at every game. I listen to basically anything that doesn’t have the word country in it. Some of my favorite artists include The Killers, Kanye West, Chainsmokers, Flume, 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.