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Karen Tep is a Actress, Model and Human Rights Activist who was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland and is now currently residing in New Orleans, Louisiana. A few years into modeling, she discovered her real passion to raise awareness about Cambodia and the genocide, after experiencing her own atrocities. One of the issues she notices that plagues Cambodia today is lack of education and human trafficking. This fueled Karen’s passion for fighting human trafficking in Cambodia by providing women and girls with opportunities for leadership and independence. In response to the crisis, she has hosted many events and fashion shows in New Orleans, Louisiana since 2010, called “Fashion for Freedom” to raise awareness and fundraise for organizations such as Nomi Network and The Freedom Climb. Karen has recently just climbed 7 summits over 14, 000 ft. in Colorado in the name of human trafficking this past July 2014. Karen also co-founded The Strengthening Cambodian Communities Project (TSCCP) a project of KKO a non-profit in Siem Reap. She is a big influence in the Cambodian generation in the US and overseas; who is also a spokesmodel for Cambodias first National Baseball team and has been featured in many films, magazines, newspapers, print, radio, TV, music videos; Jay Chan’s “Chomlouey Chong Kruy” and “Sdai Sen Sdai”, Tony Keo’s “Home for Dinner” and on the international news; Voices of America (VOA) in Washington, DC. Recently, she has created a dating show series called “#datingiKandy” where she discusses challenges men and women face in modern day dating LIVE on Facebook interacting and engaging with her audience. And now PODCAST!