For the last 15+ years, Chuayi (she/her) has worked side by side with low-income, first-generation students of color and their families in various educational roles and spaces. She has worked in collaborative community-centered programs providing food access, housing support, and educational equity, in federally-funded college access programs, and on college and university campuses in student retention and campus climate efforts, racial advocacy and justice, and student leadership development.
Chuayi graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Arts in English and received a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program from Saint Catherine University. Chuayi has served as a past board member for the Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA) as a Professionals of Color Commission (POCC) co-chair, with College Possible Alumni Corps, and with STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience). Chuayi currently serves as a Board Member for the Hmong Museum, a local museum without walls focused on highlighting the intersection of all things Hmong - language, arts, stories, and traditions.
Chuayi believes in the power of people coming together and the positive impact they can create in their own communities, by identifying solutions to dismantle systems that no longer serve them and building partnerships that lift up possibilities.
Chuayi Yang serves as a 4-Year Scholar Advisor