Meet Mu Paw
Mu Paw is a RISE AmeriCorps member serving with EMBARC Des Moines.
Born in Burma, Mu Paw and her family fled the country's civil war to the Thailand Mae La refugee camp where they lived there for nine years. Mu Paw came to the United States in 2010 and moved to Iowa in 2013.
Mu Paw went to North High School in Des Moines before attending Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), and now she is a Grand View University Social Work intern at EMBARC.
"I joined EMBARC and RISE because I want to work with my community and refugees across the state of Iowa. During my AmeriCorps term, I would like to learn and gain experience as a RISE member to help with refugees in the workforce."
On a personal note, Mu Paw has two children and she enjoys travel, camping, hiking, and shopping.