I have spent my career working and consulting in the nonprofit sector in the Twin Cities. I began as a Paralegal at Southern MN Regional Legal Services, then Foundation Relations Manager at Greater Twin Cities United Way, and most recently, the Executive Director at Minnesota Women’s Consortium. My consulting practice focused on identity-driven leadership, culturally-affirming nonprofit management and inclusion initiatives, and prioritized people of color-led organizations including Mu Performing Arts, Centro Tyrone Guzman, Hmong Cultural Center, The Power of People Leadership Institute, and Hnub Tshiab: Hmong Women Achieving Together.
I’ve served on nonprofit boards for over ten years and am currently serving on Streets Stops and Mountain Tops and Southeast Asian Resource Action Center. I’m also an adjunct instructor in the Organizational Leadership graduate program at St. Catherine University. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration; Masters’ Degrees in Organizational Leadership and in Human and Organizational Systems; and am pursuing my Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Change. I am a former refugee, single parent to two young adults, and enjoy movies, traveling, and reading.