Paw Hope is a RISE AmeriCorps member serving at RIYO.
Born in Burma, Paw resettled in the United States as a refugee at age 8.
Currently a third-year TESOL student at the University of Northern Iowa, Paw hopes to teach ELL to students in the future. She is interested in serving immigrants and refugees because she is one herself and knows their struggles.
“I want to help them as best as I can and let them know that I am here to help.”