Sahtu Press recently interviewed Chanida Phaengdara Potter, founder of Little Laos on the Prairie and the SEAD Project.
Born in Viengxai, Laos, Chanida’s home is both in Minneapolis and Vientiane. Chanida has worked 10+ years in the nonprofit field on public affairs, community development, and advocacy. Chanida holds a BA in Global Studies and Communications from University of Minnesota and a MS in Public Administration from Hamline University. Chanida has been featured on Twin Cities Daily Planet, Asian American Press, The Uptake, Minnesota Public Radio, Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, and Voice of America. She currently serves on the board for the Twin Cities Media Alliance. Chanida’s interests are in the Southeast Asian diaspora, sustainable development, and of course, Laos.