Lwee Zar is a RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps member at EMBARC (Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center) in Waterloo. This year is her first year serving a term as RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps member.
Lwee was born in a refugee camp, before relocating to the United States in 2009. She is currently studying at Hawkeye Community College.
With a passion for uplifting her community, Lwee hopes to make Iowa more inclusive: "I want to help families as best as I can by helping them to be comfortable and feel like they belong."