UAB HMONG NEWS (10/14/2016) – Chia Youyee Vang is currently a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her degrees included PhD from the University of Minnesota (2006), MA degree from Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota (1996), and BA from Gustavus Adolphus College (1994).
CLICK HERE to watch PART 1 of Suab Hmong History exclusive interview Chia Youyee Vang on some of her growing up lifestyle in Laos and in the Ban Vinai Refugee camp in Thailand.
CLICK HERE to watch PART 2 of Suab Hmong History exclusive interview Chia Youyee Vang on some of her growing up lifestyle in the United States, how she received her degrees, and her perspective on the future of the Hmong community in America.
Chia Youyee Vang said based on her teaching experienced that she sees potential issues for some Hmong students to not be able to complete his/her degree at the university level is that some of them are shy and do not like to read.
“In America, if you do not like to read then I beg you to not go to study at university… You will not succeed and you will just wasted your money or owed money for nothing… “ said Chia Youyee Vang.
Vang also said that to have respect from the Hmong community as well as other communities, he/she have to do something to earn that respect.
“You cannot just have higher degree and expected the communities to respect you.
You need to do something for the communities to earn that respect” said Chia Youyee Vang.