Tha grew up in Burma until age 7 when violence reached her small village. Forced to flee, her family found safety in a
refugee camp in Thailand until soldiers set fire to the buildings, obliging them to once again flee and seek refuge.
In 2010, after 25 years displaced from a home they were not allowed to return to, Tha and her family were offered theopportunity to relocate to the United States through UN and
Since arriving in Massachusetts, Tha has had four children with her husband who she met in a refugee camp, and found peace and security. She aspires to become a U.S. citizen and gain the freedoms she has sought for her entire life.