Doualy Xaykaothao is a Hmong-Texan, born in Laos and raised in Texas. She got her journalism chops in New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Portland, and most recently in Dallas. She also spent a decade reporting overseas for NPR from Southeast and Northeast Asia. Now shes a correspondent for MPR news,covering race and culture. If you can’t pronounce her name, she also answers to Shadow of the Moon, that’s what her first name means.