Pa Chua Vang grew up in the Saint Paul Mount Airy housing projects and attended Saint Paul Public Schools all her life. Pa Chua saw that the key out of poverty is education. Pa Chua is a licensed practical nurse. She earned her Practical Nursing degree through Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Program in Eagan. She was appointed to the MinnesotaBoard of Nursing in 2017 and her term expires in 2021.