Thoo Shee is a RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps member at Connect 2 Careers, an organization focused on helping young adults pursue education and develop job-readiness skills.
Thoo came to the United States from Burma as a refugee in 2008 and was faced with immense challenges. Adjusting to a new culture while learning a new language was very difficult. However, after years of hard work and dedication Thoo was able overcome these obstacles. He earned an Associate's degree in Human Services from Rock Valley College in 2017.
Growing up as a refugee, Thoo always wanted to help people in need (especially the refugee community) because he knows how hard it was for him.
“I heard about RefugeeRISE through EMBARC and thought this might be a great opportunity for me to get involved because RISE serves refugee people in need and impacts the lives of refugees throughout Iowa."