Twin Cities immigration attorney Mai Neng Moua ’07 (WMCL) was born in a refugee camp in Thailand after her parents fled Communist-run Laos. Moua and her family continued to face challenges after arriving in the U.S. in 1982. They faced racism, name-calling, and vandalism to their home and property.
MPR News correspondent Doualy Xaykaothao profiled Moua in a story that aired July 13 on Minnesota Public Radio News. The profile shines a light on Moua’s hard work as a high school student—she studied, held a job, and took care of her family. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2004 and got her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in 2007.
In her law practice Moua represents refugees from Asia and South and Central America.
I know that there’s so much more that I could do, and there’s so much more that I need to do. That’s what continues to push me, to be trying to be better, so that someday I can have an impact on those around me.