Nou Yang

Nou Yang is a Hmong-American refugee woman. She is passionate about creating spaces for collaborative learning and dialogue around issues of identity, cross-cultural leadership, youth development, and gender equity.

Nou has 20 years of professional experience including direct service work, community engagement efforts and management. Her work spans leading youth leadership programs, providing training and technical support to organizations, crisis intervention services to families and vulnerable adults, and gender equity work.

Nou is passionate about creating spaces for collaborative learning and dialogue around issues of identity, cross-cultural leadership, youth development and gender equity. Nou has 20 years of professional experience including direct service work, community engagement efforts and management. She advises our youth program.

Nou is a 2011 alumnus of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship, a leadership program focused on fostering connections between the United States and Europe and building a cadre of transatlantic leaders. Nou graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master's of Science in Human Development and Family Studies.

FMR Involvement: Board member since January 2020

Why I serve on the FMR Board: I love spending time by the Mississippi River.  It is a natural treasure and I want to be a part of trying to protect it so that future generations can enjoy it too.

Education: M.S. Human Development and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Hiking, running, traveling, salsa dancing

Professional interests: Gender equity, youth development, leadership development, immigration, community engagement

Favorite Mississippi River location: Minnehaha Falls

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Butter Bakery Cafe, Minneapolis
Flexible! May through mid-October
St. Paul
Spring through summer
Throughout the Twin Cities metro area