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Editorial Committe/Contact Information

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Name: Zoua Yamyyoufu Yang

Title: Editor-in-Chief & Founder

Major: Pharmacy and Business Administration

Year in School: 2

“Infatuation for knowledge and compassion for the Hmong People.  Finding your identity and sharing it with the world.  Being able to establish HSIV as an organization is the highlight of my first year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Being able to bring your vision to life and sharing your ideas and culture with the people you interact with is a wonderful honor.  I hope that HSIV will continue to grow and that it fulfills its duty of touching and changing someone’s life for the better.”


Name: Dia Lee

Title: Assistant Editor

Major: Counseling & South-East Asian Studies

Year in School: 2

“My utmost passion and love is for the Hmong.  As the assistant editor, I am eager to uncover the richness of the Hmong and show my fellow Hmong and the community who we, the Hmong, are.  Our culture.  Our people.  Our thriving progression.”


Name: Jed Funsee Herr

Title: Headlines Editor

Major: Anthropology

Year in School: 4

“I hope that HSIV will allow me to branch out and make contacts so I can have a network when I do future research on the Hmong.  I feel that a magazine would be an easier method of promoting the Hmong culture and connecting Hmong students here on campus.  When I was here as a freshman, things were very different.  The Hmong community on campus has grown bigger as well as closer.  I hope that this continues and I want to be part of it.”


Name: Shoua Vang

Title:  Headlines Editor

Major: Pre-Med

Year in School: 3

“Success only comes to those who try hard at it.  It comes to those who are willing to take up challenges and overcome them.  I see that setting up HSIV will be a challenge, and its success will depend solely on those who are committed to overcome the challenge.  I believe that I can be one  of the committee members that will make “Moob Connecting with Hmoob” a success.  I welcome the challenges that it will bring and will see to its success.”




Name: Ka Zoua Vang

Title: Submission Editor

Major: Business

Year in School: 2

“Being a Hmong-American, I have lived my entire life being part of two culturally different worlds.  Growing up in a predominantly white neighborhood, I felt like I had to suppress my Hmong culture.  Therefore, I never took the initiative to explore the Hmong customs.  It was difficult maintaining two cultures at once and it still continues to be a challenge.  As I continue to learn more about myself, I realize that we are the future and that we must make the initiative to preserve our cultural identity.  Not only do I realize that we must preserve our culture, but we must also work collectively to advance the Hmong society as a whole.”


Name: B-Jee Vang

Title: Webmaster

Major: Pharmacy

Year in School: 2

“My objective for HSIV is to take part in an organization to help and get others to understand the Hmong community.  I want to be in more organizations, and also to be able to have the opportunity to meet and express public opinion concerning the Hmong Community.”



Name: Meng Lor

Title:  Perspective Editor

Major: Business

Year in School: 2

HSIV to me means the opportunity to create bridges between Wisconsin universities and to create a community of Hmong students in which they are able to express their ideas through writing.
Being Hmong to me means understanding the cultural uniqueness of my ancestors and partaking in their rich culture.



Name: Kao Vue

Title: Sports Editor

Major: Education

Year in School: 3

“I believe that education is the key to everything in life.  Whenever I do something I’m interested in, I give it 110%.  Sports have been a big part in shaping to who I am today.  I want to raise the bar, so that other schools or states, for that matter, will want to compete and try to measure up to our level of success.  I will give this my best shot and hopefully, it will lead to great success!”




Name:  Nue Lor

Title:  Features Editor

Major:  English/Journalism

Year in School: 2

 “Growing up Hmong and female, there were very few role models that you could relate and look up to.  Where I am now at this university, immersed in my studies is exactly where I wanted to be and dreamt of since I can remember.  I did not think it could possibly be a reality.  I knew people went to college after high school, but I did not know Hmong girls went to college after high school.  Now here and pursuing my dreams, I find inspiration all around me, surrounded by bright, ambitious, Hmong peers.  I feel a tremendous sense of pride to be attending this great university alongside them.  I hope with this project, we can provide our younger generations with role models as well as unite our Hmong students across campuses.”


Name: Kabor Thao

Title:  Advertisement Editor

Major: Counseling Psychology

Year in School: 2


Name: Coua Xiong

Title: Submission Editor In-tern

Major: Nursing

Year in School: 1


Name: Douachong Lee

Title: Administrative Assistant

Major: Undecided

Year in School: 1


Name: Pa Kou Yang

Title: Submission Editor In-tern

Major: Microbiology/Immunology

Year in School: 3

The Hmong voice is a complex one, divided between Hmong and English, spouting tradition and rebelling for change—let it be heard.