Za Aung is a RISE AmeriCorps member serving with EMBARC Des Moines.
Originally from Myanmar (Burma), Za came to the United States in 2016 as a refugee. Currently Za is a social work student in her final year at Grand View University. Za's long-term goal is to pursue a Master of Public Health degree and become a public health worker.
"I chose to participate in EMBARC's RISE program in order to help my community. I'm really looking forward to continuing [this work]."