Sera Koulabdara, Executive Director 

Sera serves as Executive Director of Legacies of War, the leading U.S.-based educational and advocacy organization working to address the impact of conflict in Laos during the Vietnam War-era, including removal of unexploded ordnance (UXO). Prior to this role, Sera was a long-time volunteer and served on Legacies’ board in multiple leadership positions including Vice-Chair.

Sera began her non-profit career with The United Way of Central Ohio where she served as Sr. Relationship Manager for four years. In this role, she acted as a philanthropic thought partner and trusted advisor to major central Ohio corporations. Sera also has tenure working at national non-profits like The American Heart Association, Make-A-Wish and Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

Sera also has a passion for the world’s economy, and first launched her career in Lommel, Belgium as an International Business Consultant. Sera specialized in helping emerging markets and completed projects in over 10 countries including Kuwait, Ghana and South Africa. While in Botswana, Sera discovered her passion for helping others while volunteering with the Clinton Foundation.

Sera received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and graduated with a double major in International Finance and Marketing. She also has a minor in Spanish and speaks 4 languages.

Aleena Inthaly, Chief of Staff

Aleena worked on facilitating international exchange programs that focus on international development, education, and exchange programs. Since then, she has spent time around the world including Thailand, Turkey, Moldova, and India. Aleena returned back to DC to become more involved with immigrant communities in the Washington DC area, specifically a community that hits close to home, the Lao community. Aleena’s main passion in life is to connect people through conversations of memories, history, culture, and the traditions that come with meeting people in new places and is using that passion in her work at Legacies of War. In her spare time, Aleena is a Washington DC food tour guide and takes groups through the U St. and Shaw neighborhoods discussing the incredible history of the city, its communities, and the amazing places to eat on each block. Aleena graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.A. in Political Science concentrating on International Relations and also started the first student chapter of Legacies of War during her time in school.

Jessica Arce, Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator

Jessica has recently returned home to the DMV area after two and a half years in Laos where she worked as a coordinator for the Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) with the Princeton in Asia fellowship program. She successfully survived three exciting editions of LPFF, collaborating on asmall team to design and produce an annual week-long film festival that celebrated Southeast Asian film and provided creative development opportunities for regional filmmakers. Before moving to Laos, Jessica worked at Hip Hop Heritage (HHH), a nonprofit in South Philadelphia devoted to promoting the arts and culture of Hip Hop to build community amongst diverse youth. At HHH, Jessica taught video production, developing young filmmakers through comprehensive training. Her pursuits are guided by a desire to help cultivate opportunities for people to explore and understand their history and identity through art.

Stephanie Kim, Communications Consultant 

Steph Kim recently moved to Washington, DC after having spent 3.5 years in Vientiane working at the Lao Rugby Federation (LRF). She joined the LRF through the Princeton in Asia Fellowship Program and managed sponsorships and communications for the federation in her first two years. She later focused on supporting the LRF’s sport-for-development project where her role was to assist and build key management processes to transition towards the complete localization of project staff. A key aspect of her job was to ensure the project was promoting gender equality, from maintaining a 1:1 female to male ratio amongst staff, coaches, and players to undertaking cases of young people, especially women, who faced barriers to joining events or activities. She now works at Population Services International (PSI) with the Latin America & Asia Program Management Team. Steph received her BA in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from Princeton University. 

Victoria Liu, Graphic Consultant

victorialiuVictoria Liu is a recent graduate of Princeton University, where she studied International Law and Institutions within the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She is fascinated by macro-level examinations of the movements of institutions, nations, and individuals. She is the past Director of Marketing at Princeton’s Advertise This, Princeton’s only marketing and advertising club, seeking to explore the abstract construction of image and its effect on audience reception and interest. 


Pro Bono Consultant

Chann Sou. Salesforce Specialist

Chann has more than 10 years of experience in nonprofit development, strategic fundraising, database management and program evaluation. In 2015, Channbunmorl was one of the founding members of “New Year in Park.” New Year in the Park is a multi generational and multi ethnic group whose purpose is to preserve and promote new year traditions celebrated by Cambodian, Lao, Thai and Burmese communities. Channbunmorl was the lead project manager and facilitated in raising morethan $78,000 in individual, corporate and in-kind donations. 
Channbunmorl was also a board member of APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon), a social and racial justice  pan-AAPI organization. He served 5 years on the board and was able to help make decisions that helped the organization grow from $25,000 to $500,000 organization. He is very passionate about AAPI representation in policy, entertainment and decision making. Chann is a chef currently pursuing his passion in the entertainment business in hopes of becoming a food show host on a major platform. He is always looking for ways to help other communities of color share their story through art, food, and music. 

Bangbay Siboliban, Web Architect