Thomas Ritnorakan, Employment Counselor
Thomas was born in Burma in 1968. Thomas grew up in the Magui Tavoy District of Burma, where he graduated from high school and became a teacher. Thomas left his teaching job in 1994 to become a missionary with the Karen on the Thai-Burmese border. In 1997, Thomas worked with Karen refugees in Mae Sot, Thailand. Thomas came to the United States as a refugee in 2000. He worked for various sushi companies while providing transportation and translation services to Karen refugees. Thomas started working as an Employment Counselor for the Karen Organization of Minnesota in December 2009. Currently, Thomas lives with his wife and children in Saint Paul.