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Program Manager

Soua Thao

Soua (she/her/hers) is a queer Hmong Asian woman and person, comes from a plethora of youth work non-profit experiences. She recently served as the Program Coordinator-Leadership with Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, where she managed a group of volunteers to support Girl Scouts achieve their Highest Award projects, and also was in charge of the Girl Leadership Board to create older Girl Scout programming.

 

In 2021, noticing the need to dive into conversations around identity, she planned and facilitated a fall retreat for a queer Asian adult group. The retreat consisted of team building activities, difficult and vulnerable conversations about their experiences as queer and Asian folks, and how they could pave the way for the future generations.

 

Soua was born and raised with 5 siblings by Hmong immigrant and refugee parents on the East Side of Saint Paul. She graduated from the University of MN with a BS in Youth Studies. In her free time, Soua loves going on hikes, eating good food with friends and family, traveling, and picking up a musical instrument.