Burmese American Collective is a home-grown and home-spun organization run by sisters Sandi and Sue Tun.  As daughters of the diaspora, they are inspired daily to share the rich culture, history, and art of Myanmar with the American public and are passionate about education, knowledge sharing, and commitment to community.

Saw Sandi Tun

Founder and President

Sandi is Founder and President of BAC and works as an International Publishing Coordinator at National Geographic in Washington, D.C.   Sandi is an active member of the Burmese American community in the Washington, D.C. area and founded the Burmese American Collective in 2009 as a non-profit organization focused on sharing information about the Myanmar American diaspora and Myanmar culture, arts, and history to a larger U.S. audience.  A graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Sandi holds a Master’s degree in the History of Art and Archaeology of Southeast Asia


Sue Sann Thidar Tun

Creative Director

Sue is the Creative Director of BAC and is currently studying Graphic Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art.  She is an accomplished artist and teacher who has worked with children across a wide range of ages.  Sue is an innovative educator and is dedicated to harnessing art and creativity as a means to inspire children and youth to learn, develop, and grow into thoughtful beings.