March has left and April has finally arrived! I’ve had such a great March. This March my student organization and I went to Boulder, Colorado for an Asian American conference called the Midwest Asian American Student Union(MAASU) conference. There were Asian American and other folks that attended the conference, where they had guest speakers and so many amazing workshops. It was great networking with folks, specifically Asian American folks, outside of Minnesota. It was my first time attending the conference, so it was just amazing having a space that I shared similar challenges and narratives with. In addition, I went to Washington DC for a service trip with the central focus being Hunger and Homelessness. We volunteered everyday and then would come back to reflect and share our perspectives and whatnot with each other. There, I finally realized that Washington DC wasn’t apart of any state, rather a territory between two states. Lastly, I decided that because next year was my last year, I do things that I may regret post-graduation, therefore, I decided to run for my Hamline Hmong Student Association(HSA) as President for 2019-2020. I received the email recently that I got the position and I’m ecstatic to see where my board and I will be going with HSA. That’s pretty much it for now. Next week, I will be going on another conference call the Hmong National Development(HND) conference in California. This will be my first time attending this conference, I will keep you all updated on how it goes! I’m super pumped!
Thanks for reading and until next time!