Position title: Graduate Student Project Assistant
Mai Neng Vang (pronouns: she/her/nws) was a Ph.D. student in the Educational Policy Studies program at UW-Madison with a broad research interest in the educational experiences of minoritized students. More specifically, she is interested in understanding how race, ethnicity, gender, and class intersect to inform the lives and experiences of HMoob American students and their families. Mai Neng was a project assistant for the HMoob American College Paj Ntaub research team, a Community-Based Participatory Action Research project. Prior to this work, Mai Neng served for six years as a coordinator for the Summer Collegiate Experience at UW-Madison, a summer bridge program designed to support incoming first-generation students in their transition from high school to the University.