Instructional Aide

Where are you from? 

Burma (Myanmar)

What was it like growing up? 

I was growing up in Myanmar and graduated from University in Physics. Our country has been under military regime for over 50 years.

Why did you choose Cleveland? 

I married to a man who works in Cleveland and went to college in Cleveland.

What were your first thoughts about coming to America? Did those change? 

My first impression in America was very clean and helpful to the visitors.

 What challenges did you face as an immigrant transitioning here?

Communication and culture shock.

 What traditions or customs do you continue to practice?

I continue to practice my country traditions and customs.

How have Clevelanders made you feel welcomed?

Clevelanders always greet warmly whenever they see newcomers.

What do you love about Cleveland?

We love our sport teams, and Cleveland Clinic makes us healthy.

Why is it important to welcome immigrants and refugees?

Immigrants and refugees feel intimidated when they come to the United States. They need a lot of support from the community.

Why is it important to travel abroad?

Traveling abroad will expand your thoughts and ideas.