Originally from Neenah, Wisconsin, I became a sworn City of Madison Police Officer in September of 2014. Since then, I have had the chance to work with some great people, in and out of the department. As a representative of the department, I am proud to be involved in Judgement Under the Radar, a Madison Police educational team that advises and instructs professionals on issues of diversity, implicit bias, and cultural competency. Additionally, I am an active advocate for the Hmong community in Madison, participating in local events and working as a conduit of communication. I aspire to serve the City of Madison Police Department, not only as a police officer, but also, an educator.
I am a firm believer in lifelong learning and adult education. In 2008, I obtained my Masters of Science in Education with an emphasis on Student Affairs Administration. In conjunction with my undergraduate study in Public Relations, I have had the chance to utilize my academic profile to work in higher education at UW-La Crosse and UW-Madison, building strong relationships with employers as an Employer Relations Specialist in Career Services.
“Examining Cultural Competence Through Your Own Implicit Biases” addresses the tough conversations that individuals are afraid to experience, while taking a close look at one’s own implicit biases. Sit back, enjoy, and participate in some heavy topics in a casual environment. Be ready to learn more about what reality society has created for us, learn about your fellow colleagues, and most importantly, learn more about yourself. You will walk away understanding the fluid dynamics of your own cultural competence while equipped with ways to combat your own biases.