Jasmine Choi

My name is Jasmine Choi and I use she/her pronouns.

I’m half Korean and half Laotian. My Korean name is 최해빈 (ch-wei hae-bin) and my Lao name is ທິບພຮະເນດ (teep-pah-naed).

My cultural heritage has definitely influenced my identity and sense of belonging. Growing up in Minnesota, I was able to attend cultural events and organizations on both sides of my family and gave me the unique lens of being able to connect with both my Southeast and East Asian sides. And from this, my family and events, I was able to instill core value from traditions and customs that I hold very deeply. And I truly appreciate my experience of being an Asian American.