Tianyi Kou was born in China in 1995. She first came to the United States as an international transfer student and studied at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Leah Herder was born in Changde, China in 1996. In 1997, she was adopted by an American couple. She grew up in Ohio and Wisconsin and studied at the University of Minnesota.
Kazuho Kubota was born in Japan in 1996. She lived and studied in Tokyo before coming to the United States in 2016 as an exchange student at the University of Minnesota.
Bing Hsiang Hsieh was born in China in 1925. He left his family and moved to Taiwan in 1940 to escape war, which is where he met his wife. This digital story is an excerpt from a larger family history project. The whole video can be seen at…
Eliza Calaguan Algas was born in the Philippines 1965 and grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. When she was 24, her parents met a young man, Ferdinand Algas, on a visit back to the Philippines. Eliza and Ferdinand became pen pals for several years and…
Mia Miller was born in South, South Korea in 1960. She was adopted by an American family in Minnesota at the age of 10. Mia reconnected with her birth mother at the age of 17 in Burlington, New Jersey. Since coming to the United States, Mia has done 6 ?…
Jessica Soyeon Kim was born in South Korea in 1993. Her family moved several times for her father?s job, and she grew up in South Korea, Canada, and the United States. She is an engineering student at the University of Georgia.
Lindsay Peifer was born in Daebudo, South Korea. Her family later moved to Minnesota. She has taught at Central High School in St. Paul, Minnesota for 19 years as an English teacher and a technology integration TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment).