Vannary Jim, a Cambodian Queen by birthright from the Inland Empire, the oldest of seven and the first to attend college in her family, she stands for truth and love for all. She has been involved in youth development, access and retention, as well as restorative spaces for 11+ years. She started as a resource counselor for low-income, first-generation, students of color and since then, has continued to grow and serve her community. Currently, her focus is on behavioral health with an emphasis on learning communities, specifically boys/girls group between 2nd-5th grade, around social-emotional learning. She takes pride in the work she does for her students because she believes in the stories our children carry and she will hold space for their stories because they matter. A quote she embraces is, “For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them (Thich Nhat Hanh).” This quote is her motivation to keep love in the center of her well-being so that it gives people permission to open up on their own time.