Maypahou has been in the human services field for over 15 years, primarily in the college and
career readiness and adolescent sexual health areas. She has managed grants and programs, as
well as developed and facilitated programs. She graduated from the University of Minnesota,
Twin Cities, in 2004 with a Bachelors in English and minoring in Asian American Studies.
Maypahou has more recently sat on the Hnub Tshiab: Hmong Women Achieving Together and
the Open Cities Health Center boards, Youth Leadership Initiative Community Advisory Council
and MENTOR MN’s Programs Services Council. Her passions include uplifting marginalized
communities, the literary arts and life.
What interested you in working for LeadMN and what project are you looking forward to
I am looking forward to working more closely and directly with folks to co-create programs and
events that are most relevant to college students as they transition into the next stage in their
personal, academic and professional careers.
What interests do you have outside of work?
I like trying new things, especially eating good food! I enjoy attending community and cultural
events, arts events, reading, writing to name a few things. Most of all, I love learning about