Victoria Vang Rivera, host of the podcast “American Born Hmong”, reflects on her experience as a Hmong American and her mission to spark dialogue within the Hmong community through the stories of healing and personal growth that she shares on her podcast. (Intro: Searching Individual)
VICTORIA VANG RIVERA is a second generation Hmong American, born to a family of refugees. She is the host of the podcast “American Born Hmong,” where she shares reflections about her Hmong American experience with the community. Recognizing that there was a lack of dialogue in the community about the Hmong experience, she created the podcast in hopes that it would initiate dialogue that would bring to light some of the struggles and triumphs of the Hmong community. Her natural inclination to serve the community stems from her love of mentorship and seeing families thrive. She’s trained and worked with the Sacramento Child Abuse and Prevention Center in crisis prevention and has taught parenting classes in-home and at schools as a Family Support Trainer. During this time, Victoria married her husband who serves in the United States Navy and quit her job to become a full-time stay at home parent once her daughter was born.