Sarikahshres Pannirselvam comes to Black Men Teach with a diverse background under the administrative umbrella. She brings experience in HR and general administrative work. She came to the United States from Cambodia in 2018 as a student. During this time she also volunteered as an English tutor among the international community at college. Her desire to bring greater diversity to the teaching profession stems from personal experience with the racial inequities in the American-run school she attended in Cambodia. In the United States she witnessed this issue amplified and disproportionately affecting Black youth. As she built established experience in the administrative field, Sarikahshres looked for an opportunity to bring her skills to an organization which shared her vision to see change. “As an immigrant, I am acutely aware of the opportunities being in America has afforded me, and I am thankful for that,” says Sarikahshres. “Yet I cannot ignore the need for change in our communities. Black Men Teach is critical to laying the foundation for the long overdue changes that need to occur in our education system.” Before joining Black Men Teach, Sarikahshres worked as an Executive Assistant at Golden Supply, Inc. Prior to that she attended California University of Pennsylvania where she pursued an English degree for several years. Before coming to the United States, she worked as an ESL tutor in Cambodia.