Baongan Chuor is a candidate for the Master of Global Policy Studies (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School and a Graduate Research Assistant with the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing. As an undergraduate at the University of Houston – Main Campus, she graduated summa cum laude in political science and liberal studies, became a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP), and studied abroad as a Gilman Scholar in Andalusia, Spain. Baongan’s policy focus areas are migration and education, particularly in the context of refugee resettlement. Her experiences as a Fulbright global classrooms instructor in Madrid, Spain, and a policy analyst in the Texas House of Representatives also developed her interest in cross-sector partnerships that fuel economic opportunity for immigrants working in international cities.
Chuor aims to apply her trilingual skills and prior policy analysis experience during her DC Policy Apprenticeship with a migration policy think tank, the U.S. Congress or the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Policy interests: Refugee resettlement, bilingual education, workforce development