My name is Josh and I am a first-generation Hmong college student. I come from a family of eight children, me being the second oldest, and three of my siblings are my adopted paternal cousins. I have a passion for photography, writing, and martial arts.

Southeast Asian Admit Weekend Finds Own “RelevanSEA”

On April 9, the 7th annual Southeast Asian Admit Weekend (SAW) began. Each year UCLA Community Programs Office’s retention projects such as Southeast Asian Campus Learning And Retention (SEACLEAR) and MEChA Calmecac invite admitted students from all over the world to come to UCLA for the weekend and learn about UCLA and their identity.

Being Hmong

Who knew that there was so much to know about culture?
Culture that is so deeply rooted within its own community,
It aspires me to write about my own life adventure.
I write what it is to be Hmong, what it is to be me.