Sher Moua is the Central Valley Associate Director of Programs. Born in Thailand, he immigrated to the United States with his grandparents. He grew up in south central Fresno, and while he spent his twenties away in the Bay Area and southern California, he came back to Fresno because that’s where home is and where he wants to pay it forward.
Opportunities have come his way and changed his life because of people and organizations who have invested in him, and that’s why he’s doing work that invests in young people. The most important and impactful work that he’s been a part of at yli started with young people—and this has only deepened his belief of centering young people. This also means supporting the program staff who work directly with our young people. For him, this means working with staff to ensure that they have the resources, skills, and capacity to support our young people and move forward the work of equitable community change.
Sher has a Master’s of Arts in Socio and Cultural Education from California State University, Long Beach, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Socio and Cultural Anthropology with a Minor in Education from the University of California, Berkeley. Outside of work, his passions include football, personal finance, and family time with his wife and two young daughters, siblings, parents, and nieces and nephews, and relatives.