(Poster) Laotian American in Sonoma County: How I am Helping the Community While Still Job Searching

Since 2011, the Wat Lao Saysettha of Santa Rosa has reached out to the local community through its Facebook page, sharing the essence of Theravada Buddhist practice and working to preserve Lao language and culture. While job hunting for a librarian position, the presenter has actively put her MLIS skills to work for her community. Through her efforts, the temple began offering various programs such as computer/social media literacy classes and became more visible as a result, increasing the number of its active members and becoming more financially sustainable.