Maiv Dawb Yaj resides in Wausau, WI.   She graduated with her Associates Degree in Culinary Arts in 2016 from Madison College and is currently a Senior attending the University of Wisconsin – Stout for her Bachelors Degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management.  During her spare time, she enjoys: baking macarons, sewing, teaching dance, traveling, and emceeing for new years and celebrations, and last but not least, volunteering in the Hmong community. 

Maiv Dawb Yaj

..Thanks Tshais Vang for the photo!..

Statement:
As Miss Hmong USA 2018, I have many goals to accomplish before my term is over.  My first goal is to bring to light the issue of domestic violence within our Hmong community and to work with our Hmong men and women to educate, protect, and prevent further violence.  My second goal is to create a documentary in honor of our Hmong veterans who had fought in the Secret War and  to thank those who are currently serving the United States today.  Last but not least, I would like to advocate for the continued teachings of our culture, traditions, and talents amongst our Hmong youth. 

Sincerely,

Maiv Dawb Yaj

Miss Hmong USA 2018

 Miss Hmong USA 2018

..Thanks Xeng Vaj for the photo!..