Where are you from?


What was your childhood like?

I grew up in a loving family. My parents always support me.

What brought you to Cleveland?

My husband is in Cleveland.

What were your first thoughts about coming to the United States? Did those change?

The United States is a very diverse country. Even now, every time I see various skin colors people dance on the stage, I am really touched by this beautiful harmony.  

What challenges did you face transitioning here?

Everything is new to me here. I needed to catch up the language as soon as I can and learn about the system and culture.

What is your occupation? Are you a member of a sorority, fraternity, or any other civic or social organization?

I am a program assistant in Asian Services In Action, a non-profit organization.

How have other Clevelanders made you feel welcomed?

Clevelanders are very warm hearted and supportive to local charities. They volunteer their valuable time; generate their donation, using their ways to help lots of immigrants and refugees to settle down and have a greater life in Cleveland.

What traditions or customs do you continue to practice?

I still cook Chinese food, practice Taichi, and celebrate Chinese traditional holidays like Chinese Lunar New Year.

What do you love about Cleveland?

Cleveland’s sport teams give lots of thriving energy to this city and brings the community together. Cleveland is also an inclusiveness and diverse city that welcomes immigrants and refugees.

Why is it so important to welcome immigrants and refugees?

Welcoming immigrants and refugees can make them feel at home. Moreover, it is an amazing feeling to work with people from different countries and cultures. They can contribute all kinds of ideas that I have never thought of, I can reach other countries’ interesting customs by communicating with them.

Why is it important to travel abroad?

Traveling abroad can widen our perspectives and encounter many brand new experiences, which can make us become more humble and tolerance.