Kim Yang: Becoming Minnesotan

Kim Yang, c. 2000.

Kim Yang was born Va Vang in 1969 in Long Cheng, Laos. Her family immigrated to the U.S. in April 1980 from Ban Vinai (Npaab Vib Nais) refugee camp in Thailand, when Kim was 11. She finished high school and studied computer programming for six months. At the time of the interview she had been married for fifteen years and had five children. Also at that time she worked as a computer programmer; her duties included adapting digital forms to make them easier for the Hmong to use.

Full interview

  • Full name - Kim Yang
  • Age - 31
  • Date of interview - 12.01.1999
  • Gender - Female
  • Generation - First Generation American / Refugee
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