Before Poe Sei was born, his parents fled Burma and traveled to a refugee camp outside of Bangkok in Thailand. Poe Sei was born and raised in that very refugee camp and lived there until coming to Spokane in 2015. He does not miss living in the camp and is extremely happy to be living in Spokane where he can freely go where he pleases. He is married with two children and one on the way in January. Poe Sei speaks Karen, a little Thai and is learning more and more English. He is currently going to school for English and hopes to become an interpreter one day.