Abishag Ni-Cuai came to the United States as a refugee from Burma at age 11. Now she is a RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps member at Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC) in Des Moines, where she's giving back to her own community.
"I decided to join RefugeeRISE because it involves helping and making a change in someone's life, which I think is amazing. I hope to be able to use my time and skills to help others with their struggles and needs."
This fall Abishag is a first year student at Drake University with an interest in pre-med. After college, Abishag plans to attend medical school.