Panome Thilaphanh was born in Thailand and she and her family immigrated to the United States when she was 1-years-old and has lived in Washington for most of her life. She has always had a calling to the social work profession and has been in the social service field for approximately ten years. More specifically she is dedicated to working with children, youth, and families. She received her Bachelor of Social Welfare and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Washington. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.