Eh Gay Htoo So – Receptionist
I grew up in the Karen State in Burma and was taught at a Burmese school. Due to the war between the Karen and Burmese, my family moved to a refugee camp in Thailand in 1997. During my time there, I attended a Karen High School which I graduated from in 2002.
After graduating high school, I went to a seminary school to learn about missionary work. For two years of my time at seminary, I was the headmaster and resident assistant of an orphanage. I graduated from seminary in 2005, and in 2006 I moved to America.
I spent my first three months in the U.S. living in Texas before moving up north to Minnesota. I spent my first year in Minnesota going to school to learn English, and after that I started working as a waitress. In 2008 I got married and had my first child. For a while I took care of my kids while my husband worked. When I eventually went back to work, I got a job as a staffing specialist with Team Personnel Services.
Throughout my time in the U.S., I have always been surrounded by my Karen community. This is why I now want to give back to my community by working as a receptionist for KOM.