During college, Miru worked with youth from underserved communities to prepare them for the college admissions process. Afterwards, she lived in Central Asia for eight months interning at a translations agency, and volunteering at a non-profit organization focusing on community based tourism. After living abroad, she decided to pursue her master’s degree in public administration and co-founded the Asian Student Union, where she organized and facilitated dialogues on diversity and inclusion matters as well as other social justice issues on campus.
Field placement: Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
Miru strengthened partnerships with organizations that serve communities of color in Portland. She also co-designed the community engagement plan and contributed to shaping a racial equity lens at PHFO.
Policy placement: National WIC Association
Miru worked on a policy audit examining WIC outreach policies and procedures in ten states. She also wrote a short report on WIC and its impact on food security.
Hunger Free Community Report
Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon Allyship Guide for Staff, Board and Volunteers outlines how PHFO members can better practice allyship in their anti-hunger work.