[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6523827/height/360/width/450/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”360″ width=”450″ placement=”top” theme=”standard”]One of the first things Kristy Yang did when she came to the United States as a 6 year old refugee, was grab one of the flight attendants and pointed to the vending machine, saying the only words in English she knew, “Pepsi, please”. Today she is the FIRST elected Hmong Judge in the nation and the first female Hmong-American judge in the US. We were so honored to be able to talk with her in this episode about her journey to the US, how her parents fed the mouths of 11 children with just a $3/hr jobs, her passion for helping others, and the importance of continuing to keep these refugee stories of hope and inspiration alive. She has an enormous heart and has a mission to help change this world. The American dream is very much alive.