Srey Chea

Srey Chea

Career & Advising Center Manager

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Bachelor's Degree - Urban Studies, University of Washington Tacoma

Pursuing a Master's Degree.


Three Fun Facts:
  1. Interested in mobile photography and videography.
  2. Enjoy being outdoor and exploring new places.
  3. My name is misspelled. My parents named me Serey (meaning freedom), but the agency that helped my family transitioned to the United States had Srey.


Top 5 Strengths from StrengthsQuest:
  • Achiever
  • Intellection
  • Individualization
  • Belief
  • Positivity


What is one thing you wish you knew about college before you started as a student?

Learn about the resources on campus and don't be afraid to seek for help.


What do you like to do when you're not working?

Exploring the outdoors, taking photos, and spending time with my family.


Favorite Quote

"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup." - Bruce Lee



I was born in Cambodia but was raised in Tacoma, WA since the age of 4. I am the youngest in my family and the only on who received a college degree. I proud to say I am a first-generation student. I got into working in Higher Education because I recognized there were not a lot of staff, instructors, and administrators that did not look like me. I have had my struggles navigating the college system, and I had doubts about my ability to accomplish this task. Fortunately, I had a few mentors along the way that provided encouragement, inspiration, and that helped me accomplished earning a college degree. My goal in my current position is to do the same. I know some students might not know what they want to do or major, guess what? It's okay. College is all about discovering. I highly recommend connecting with staff, faculty, and school administrators because we are your resources and supporters. It's very important to build your support team when you start college. Most importantly, believe the impossible and remind yourself it is possible.