December Thaw is a RISE AmeriCorps member serving with EMBARC Waterloo.
December was born in a Thailand refugee camp on the border of Thai-Myanmar came to the United States at 12 years old. She resettled in Georgia before moving to Iowa a year later.
In 2017, December graduated from high school and went on to earn an Associate's degree in Science from DMACC in 2019. Then December decided to return to her birthplace. She stayed for 7 months and visited other villages during this time as well. Now December is enrolled in university, studying Social Work and Nonprofit Management.
December loves traveling, trying new things, and meeting new people. Her passion is helping and learning from others. In her free time, December enjoys hiking and playing around with rubik's cubes, which she says she'll never get tired of. She loves to try things that are "outside the box" and wants to go skydiving in the future!