Grace Htee resettled to the U.S. in 2007 after spending 14 years in Mae La Refugee Camp in Thailand. In 2018 she earned her Associate of Arts degree in Human Services at Des Moines Area Community College.
Prior to working with EMBARC as a WorkReady Navigator, Grace facilitated community health education for Karen refugee families in Des Moines. Now a Member Support Coordinator, she assists RISE members across Iowa during their RISE service.
Grace understands firsthand the hardships that refugees in this country must face and is passionate about helping refugees find safety, stability, and hope.