My parents and I are refugees from Laos. I resettled in Portland Oregon in 1980 with my parents. I graduated from California State University Chico with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with core classes in Power, Wealth, and Inequalities. I have a Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University. The refugee experience has shaped my values of equity, social justice, and community and I am committed to making sure that our immigrant population has an equal opportunity at success. I serve on the Advisory Board of the Pacific Islander and Asian Family Center, East County Rising PAC Board, and Asian Pacific Islander Community Coalition of Oregon. I am also the elected President of Iu Mien Association of Oregon, and Reynolds School Board Director

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