Dalia Kyi is a Family Focus Program Manager with Ethnic Minorities from Burma Advocacy and Resources Center and a Community Researcher with the Crime Victim Assistance Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Iowa. She volunteers with the Karen Association of Iowa and the Iowa Des Moines Karen Baptist Church. When Ms. Kyi was 14 years old, she came to the U.S. as a refugee from Mae La Refugee Camp in Thailand. She obtained her AA degree from Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Iowa. She is working toward a Master in Social Work in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Iowa. Ms. Kyi speaks four languages and is from the Karen Community.
We'll hear about the "spark" that shaped Ms. Kyi's community engagement, details about the work she is doing, and what keeps her motivated to stay involved. Part of a monthly series which features committed volunteers, founders of organizations, business leaders, philanthropists, city employees, elected representatives, and more.