Soktheary Nak


SokTheary is a refugee immigrant whose family was sponsored to the United States from Khao I Dang refugee camp in the late 80’s

SokTheary has been involved with the Cambodian community since moving to Chicago in 2000 as a teenager and became a participant in the after school Youth program of the Cambodian Association of Illinois.

Finally having the opportunity to immerse herself in the cultural arts of Cambodia, she dove right into the classes offered.

Now a preschool teacher and mother of two, SokTheary and her children are currently enrolled in cultural music classes together at the museum, and her daughters are avid participants in the cultural dance program.

As a unit, SokTheary and her family love the arts in all forms, theater, dance, music, visiting museums , and listening to poetry and storytelling.