Mao Kong, Western Technical College, Wisconsin
Mao Kong, a second-year nursing student at Western Technical College in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is passionate about giving back to her community. She has worked and volunteered with domestic violence prevention for the college as well as the city of La Crosse, specifically with services to the Hmong community. Under her leadership, large community events provided valuable information to diverse populations. As a refugee from Thailand, she has a unique perspective and infinite compassion for Hmong families as they assimilate to the United States.