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Welcome to Burmese American Collective!  We are a certified 501c(3) organization that educates the public on the history, art, culture, and contributions of Myanmar Americans across the diaspora and are advocates for the community. 

Who is Burmese American Collective?

We are sisters Sandi and Sue. Born of the diaspora, we are modern but rooted in tradition. We love our family, we honor our culture, and we strive to empower our community. Come join our journey and share your stories with us!

About Sandi

Hey Folks! I am Founder and Executive Director of Burmese American Collective. A lifelong nerd and lover of learning, I hold a Master’s degree in History of Art and Archaeology, with a focus on the art and cultural traditions of Myanmar. I am deeply proud of my heritage and fiercely committed to community. Since becoming a mum, I am even more driven to help amplify the voices of Myanmar communities and share their stories.

About Sue

Hello, I am Creative Director of Burmese American Collective and a freelance artist/graphic designer working out of the Washington, D.C. area. I’ve been drawing since I can remember and throughout my life, art has been my refuge. I have a particular love for oil painting, charcoal, and design. I want to connect with others, seek to share ideas, and tell the untold stories. It hasn’t always been easy to stay on this creative path but, I wouldn’t have it any other way.