Embodiment of the hmong-American Dream:
Chengny ThaoManager, Huron Consulting Group
Page Scholar: 1997-2000
"As I reflect on my childhood, I am confident my blended Hmong-American experiences helped shaped me into the person that I am today. Blending the best of the two cultures was a step towards realizing the American Dream.”
“As a young child, I would always listen to my elders tell stories about the war, about poverty, and about the lack of opportunities back in Laos, which eventually fueled my curiosity and ambition to succeed.” Chengny Thao believes in the American Dream, a much-discussed motivation in her Hmong family. She took advantage of all the opportunities provided to her in the United States, and launched her business career.
Chengny also believes in the value of community service. She describes her time as a Page Scholar as providing “a holistic perspective on life—it fuels my never-ending passion to improve our community through grass root efforts in promoting commerce in business, improving policies in government, and support of social service agencies.” She graduated with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing Management from the University of St. Thomas, and continues to be a leader in the Twin Cities. She embodies the goals envisioned at the founding of the Page Education Foundation.
“My Page Scholar experience was infinitely valuable as it shaped me into a dynamic leader professionally, an effective community organizer, and a well-rounded individual personally."
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