Bo Thao – Urabe is a community leader and world shifter. We were honored to have her on the podcast and have her share with us about her life growing up in the projects of St. Paul, Minnesota. As early as second grade, her english was good enough to become the translator for her parents and extended family, for all things big and small – from Dr’s appointments to sorting out junk mail for the relatives. It was a big responsibility for a child to have to take on and while she resented being forced into this role, she understood later that having this essential skill that was in high demand was something she could honor in herself. As an adult, she continued to be an influential leader among the Asian community -so much so that she got the attention of some pretty influential people … like the ones in the White House. In 2015, Bo was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Today, Bo continues to be a community leader, a creative problem solver and a woman who isn’t afraid to ask bold questions and talk about the hard stuff.