About the Author
Mai Bunla attended California State East Bay and graduated with a B.A. in Sociology. After college she joined the Peace Corps, becoming a volunteer in Nepal from 1996 - 1998. Upon her return home from her assignment in Nepal she worked for the United States Immigration & Naturalization Service for a number of years. Currently, she works for the Department of Homeland Security. Bunla loves to travel which she does when an opportunity presents itself. She lives in Washington DC with her daughter. Besides being a full time federal employee Bunla juggles between being a mom and being a co-founder of The Nyaw Project. The Nyaw Project is a forum in which the Nyaw people come together and share all things related to the Nyaw ethnic. The purpose of the forum is to form a Nyaw identity and the project is in a working process to produce a paper which will identify who are the Nyaw people and where they come from. Bunla is an advocate for the Nyaw ethnicity to come to forefront since the Nyaw ethnic is not known to the world.