Faustina Sein is from Burma and speaks Burmese, Karen and English. She graduated from Myanmar Union Adventist Seminary (MUAS) with BA in Education and received a Master’s degree in Education from Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies while in the Philippines. She currently is a UB student working towards her Masters in Social Work. She began at the CAC in 2012 to support community members to become U.S. citizens.
Govinda Subedi is from Bhutan and speaks Nepali, Hindi, and English. He graduated from North Bengal University with a degree in business. He became involved at the CAC in 2014 because he wanted to provide citizenship and language and culture classes for his community members. He is currently an interpreter and caseworker at Jericho Road Hope Refugee Drop-in Center.
Erik Nevius is a community liaison at the International Institute of Buffalo and an Adult English as a New Language teacher in Buffalo Public Schools. In 2012 he was invited to volunteer at the CAC when Faustina started the Karen citizenship classes. He also volunteers with the Pathways Program through the Erie Community College Community Partnership Program, supporting multilingual students to access needed educational information.
Aye Min Thant arrived in Buffalo from Burma and became involved with the CAC because she needed a space to host Burmese language and culture classes for her community. She has also volunteered at the Burmese Community Support Center and for the SUNY Buffalo State Alternative Break Program. She currently studies fine arts at SUNY Buffalo State.
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