Ashley Yang,19, was born in Fresno, CA and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ashley is a college senior at Augsburg University studying International Relations and Spanish. Ashley’s commitment to her community and education is strongly reflected in her work of giving back. She graduated from Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) with her Associates of Arts in Liberal Arts two weeks before walking her high school commencement in May 2016 and is a recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship.
Other than her education, Ashley is active in her community having served on the City of Minneapolis WorkForce Youth Council, spoken at many community events as well as supports her church as the Worship Leader among many others.
Ashley hopes to bring forth insight on international issues regarding youth, economics, and cultural differences to bridge a better understanding between the Hmong, U.S. Anglo-Americans, and persons of color inside and outside of U.S. borders to allow informational conversations. Her knowledge comes from traditional reserach and reading with a combination in hands-on experience having lived in Mexico for a year and South Korea. Ashley is the Founder and Director of the YANG & YANG Scholarships for Students Campaign and the Co-Foudner of El Centro Cultural de Ensenanza de Idiomas (CCEI), language school, in Mexico where she, her two business partners and teachers teach English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian.
During Ashley’s free time,she enjoys walking, exploring new places, singing, playing billiards, and writing. In fact, she is currently working on her first book.
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