Friends Without a BorderFriends Without a Border

Friends Without a Border

In was a painful first hand experience that inspired Kenro Izu to start  ‘Friends Without a Border’: “In a pediatric bed, I saw a girl accompanied by her father. The father could not afford $2.00 for her treatment. The girl was not given any pills or treatment and died in front of my eyes.” 

Matthew Rizzie for Lieutenant GovernorMatthew Rizzie for Lieutenant Governor

Matthew Rizzie for Lieutenant Governor

We have a moral responsibility to ensure that social programs are available to our most vulnerable citizens, jobs and the opportunity for economic prosperity is accessible to all of our hardworking families, higher education is affordable.

Ambassador Clune’s Optimism for LaosAmbassador Clune’s Optimism for Laos

Ambassador Clune’s Optimism for Laos

Ambassador Daneil A. Clune and his wife Judy speak to a child in a school that benefits from the World Food Program run McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (IFEP) in Chom-Ong village, Oudomxay Province

Meet Baby Kam’ronMeet Baby Kam’ron

Meet Baby Kam’ron

Meet model Kam’ron Neal, the 1 year- old half Lao and half African American kicking off his modeling career at Zulily. Kam’ron Neal’s mother, Anmala Nachampasak says her son’s modeling career with Zulily is taking off.

Literator Wins Top Startup PrizeLiterator Wins Top Startup Prize

Literator Wins Top Startup Prize

An Oakland elementary school teacher wins the top award for her literacy app concept at the Edtech Conference in San Francisco. Michelle Ching, who is half Lao and half Chinese, is an elementary school teacher in Oakland, California with Teach for America.

Know Your StoryKnow Your Story

Know Your Story

Tony Ouk received his MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Tony has worked in the fields of investment banking, technology, marketing, and financial services. He has been with several notable companies.

Radio Free Asia – Job openingRadio Free Asia – Job opening

Radio Free Asia – Job opening

Knowledgeable and versatile Broadcaster/Webcaster needed to prepare, produce, present and place reports and programs on multiple media platforms for the Lao Service, based in Radio Free Asia’s Washington, DC offices.

Love and CareerLove and Career

Love and Career

Every bookstore, coffee shop, and your daily horoscope this month will be drenched with how to hook that one love of your life, or how to question the one you already have.

Recipes for SuccessRecipes for Success

Recipes for Success

Lao Chareune Foods was founded in 1992 with a focus on manufacturing and producing quality Lao food products like nam (their most popular product), sausage, pork rinds, tamarind, pineapple jam, and jeow bong.

Leadership Above ParLeadership Above Par

Leadership Above Par

In 2010, Sith Noy Phousirith, Ace Thiphavanthong, and Kop Perry Sinasone went on a search around the U.S. looking for other Lao golfers and Lao golf communities. On this search, they found similar trends among golf clubs in different states.



Radio Free Asia – Job opening
Radio Free Asia – Job opening

Knowledgeable and versatile Broadcaster/Webcaster needed to prepare, produce, present and place reports and programs on multiple media platforms for the Lao Service, based in Radio Free Asia’s Washington, DC offices.

Learn Lao on the Go!
Learn Lao on the Go!

Paiboon Publishing has a new Apple iOS & Android App for learning basic Lao Phrases: Survival Lao for English Speakers. For a full introduction, try Paiboon Publications Book & CD: Lao For Beginners.

Matthew Rizzie for Lieutenant Governor
Matthew Rizzie for Lieutenant Governor

We have a moral responsibility to ensure that social programs are available to our most vulnerable citizens, jobs and the opportunity for economic prosperity is accessible to all of our hardworking families, higher education is affordable.

Sometimes Life Imitates Art
Sometimes Life Imitates Art

Onechanh Rattanavongsy lives with her family in Lawrence, Kansas. Her amazing carvings have been featured at weddings, birthday parties and special occasions all over the United States. She also teaches carving classes and offers private lessons.

Meet Baby Kam’ron
Meet Baby Kam’ron

Meet model Kam’ron Neal, the 1 year- old half Lao and half African American kicking off his modeling career at Zulily. Kam’ron Neal’s mother, Anmala Nachampasak says her son’s modeling career with Zulily is taking off.


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Lao American Magazine is an independent online journal based in northern California. Since 2009, we have featured stories by and about Americans of Laotian descent, as well as Americans living and working in Laos. If you have a request for submission or a story you would like featured, please contact us.