Merrie Awm is a RISE AmeriCorps member serving with EMBARC Des Moines.
Originally from Burma, Merrie grew up mostly in India. She moved to the United States in 2013 and spent a year in Vermont before moving to Iowa.
Merrie is in her final year at Iowa State University, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Merrie brings a wealth of experience to the RISE program, working as an interpreter, college mentor, youth associate, and Psychology Department advisor assistant.
Currently interning with EMBARC in Des Moines, she hopes to continue to be a part of organizations that advocate for refugees and immigrants.