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Dec 23 LAT Alumni Profile: Kham See Moua
SEARAC Staff

I think the lasting impact that the LAT’s had on me is that it was the first real place I had where I felt a part of collective Southeast Asian community, and it’s something that’s continued to stay with me. It was really because of the LAT – I’ve talked about Southeast Asian identity before, but it was in that space where I realized how my identity as a Hmong American connected with the Southeast Asian diaspora.

Dec 4 LAT Alumni Profile: Jacqueline Dan
SEARAC Staff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I am Vietnamese American and grew up in Houston, Texas, where I started doing a lot of community work as a high school student.  I ultimately ended up at the LAT on the recommendation of other alums.  It definitely helped me to get to where I am now.  I’m currently a staff attorney at Advancing Justice –Orange County, where I practice immigration law.
Nov 26 Meet Zaya - Our Fall Intern
Zaya

My name is Zaya Nyamaa, and I'm working as SEARAC's communications intern this fall. I recently graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Global Affairs and a concentration in International Development. I also received my minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. I was born in Mongolia and was raised there until my family moved here when I was 7-years-old. I am part of the fairly young, but quickly growing community of Mongolian-Americans in the United States. Like many immigrants, my parents moved our family here for better opportunities and to provide their children with a chance to succeed. My parents and the sacrifices they've made have shaped my values, as well as who I am and what I stand for.  

Oct 31 Meet Rita Pin Ahrens, Director of Education Policy
Rita

We are taught to believe in the great American dream, that with hard work, everyone has the opportunity to succeed. How can we do that when there is so much inequity within our schools, and when educators don't even always speak the same language as many of their immigrant and refugee students.

Oct 16 Meet Souvan Lee - SEARAC Policy Associate
Souvan

Like many refugee families, we grew up in the housing projects. There are two major housing projects in Saint Paul, Minnesota: McDonough and Mt. Airy.  We lived in the McDonough projects with my grandparents and some extended relatives.

Jul 29 Meet Steven - Our Summer Intern from Los Angeles
Steven

Hello everybody! My name is Steven Chow, and I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I recently graduated from the University of California, Irvine with degrees in Sociology and Political Science.

Jul 14 Meet Kong - Summer Intern from Sacramento
Kong

Hello everyone. My name is Pheng Kong Vang. I am interning as a Program Assistant with my awesome supervisor Souvan Lee this summer.  Thank you to OCA National and SEARAC for this wonderful opportunity

Jul 8 Meet Giao - SEARAC's Intern Based in Our California Office
giao

My name is Giao Tran. In Vietnamese, my full name is Trần Đông Giao. I was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1993 and immigrated to the United States with my parents only ten months later.

Jul 2 Meet Chaoya - Summer Intern from North Carolina
Chaoya

Greetings! My name is Chaoya Yang and I am the fifth of eight children. I am the third child born in America after my parents resettled in San Bernardino, California.

Jun 16 Vigil to End Deportation and Support Families
Mari

Join us in solidary with our community partners in Stockton and Seattle to support families of former Cambodian refugees who are facing imminent deportation!