Kamaura Kim is a RISE AmeriCorps member from Ankeny serving with ArtForce Iowa.
Kamaura’s family are Cambodian and Hmong refugees that settled in Des Moines fleeing from the Khmer Rouge and the Vietnam War. Kamaura’s father was a refugee and her mother is American born, leading to her being first and second generation American.
Kamaura’s goal after high school is to major in journalism and photography to pursue her dreams of becoming a photojournalist. She hopes to learn about the people in her community, their backstories, and help share their stories to the rest of the world.