Immigrant and refugee youths, Southeast Asian American communities, family and community engagement, professional development training
The academic achievement of immigrant and refugee students in particular Southeast Asian American students. The role of parents, families, and school-community partnerships in encouraging academic achievement. Training teachers to meet the needs of a diverse student population
As a Lao American K-21 educator, community advocate, and diversity trainer, I use these three perspectives to bridge theory and practice in my teaching, research, and service.