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Doua is a proud TRIO graduate from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, where she studied family social science and social justice. During her undergrad, Doua worked alongside the College of Education and Human Development freshmen admissions team as a CEHD Admissions Ambassador. She informed incoming students of first-year resources and opportunities, and mentored first generation students. Doua continued working with students for two consecutive summers as a Welcome Week Leader and MCAE Kick-off Leader. Additionally, she devoted her 2011-2012 school year to the Hmong Minnesota Student Association (HMSA) as the Events Coordinator. She planned and facilitated academic, socio-emotional, and social support workshops for university students and staff. Outside the campus community, she dedicated two years conducting research alongside Family Social Science Professor, Dr. Zha Blong Xiong, to educate and empower Southeast Asian youth in the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood about drug awareness and teen pregnancy prevention.
In May 2013, she celebrated being the first woman in her family to obtain a college degree! After graduation, Doua continued her youth work with Breakthrough Twin Cities, an academic enrichment program preparing under-resourced students for college success, while cultivating the next generations of educators. Doua coordinated school year and summer programming and provided holistic student support services such as academic training, behavioral and classroom management, family engagement, staff coaching in student concerns, and mentoring.
In her spare time, Doua enjoys exploring Twin Cities restaurants, especially authentic Mexican and Thai food! She also likes blasting loud music while cleaning, binge watching shows on Netflix, and spending time with her enormous family!
She is excited to join the TRIO Upward Bound team at the University of Minnesota and is happy to be back home!