Lwepaw Nwe Kacher, Karen Culture Broker
KOM Office Phone: 651-202-3117
HealthEast Work Cell: 651-238-3505
Born in Burma, Lwepaw had to move out of her home village when she was 7 years old to live on the Thai-Burma border. There she received her high school education and worked as a nurse for the Aide Medical International (AMI) for 5 years. After, she left for Bangkok to look for more education opportunities. She stayed there for 2 years before getting a scholarship as a Burmese refugee student (even though she is Karen) to come to the U.S. to study. Lwepaw first arrived in the U.S. in 1996 in Indiana to take English classes and then moved to San Francisco where she got her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts at San Francisco State University. She stayed near San Francisco for 20 years before moving to Minnesota in August of 2017 in order to work with the larger Karen community. Lwepaw began working for HealthEast, placed at KOM, as a Karen Culture Broker in December of 2017 and is looking forward to working directly for and with her Karen community.