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Staff 2020

Executive Committee Members

Anh Tran

New York

Anh graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin College with B.A. degree in chemistry and mathematics, and a minor in Economics. Post graduation, Anh spent two years working at Piper Jaffray in the firm’s healthcare investment banking group in New York. Subsequent to Piper Jaffray, Anh joined Tailwind Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in New York. Anh currently works at P2 Capital Partners, a New York-based hedge fund, as part of the firm’s investment team. Anh joined VietHope in early 2014 and now is the President of VietHope. 

Hien Vuong

San Francisco

Hien is an architect with a long time passion for designing and building sustainable communities. After almost a decade working in the US, she has returned to Vietnam to pursue her dream of developing sustainable housing for the Vietnamese middle class. Since 2016, as part of the Executive Committee of Viethope, Hien has been responsible for managing VietHope’s operation in the US, including revamping its new logo and website, and expanding its partner network in Vietnam.

Tien Nguyen

San Francisco

Tien is currently a software engineer at Pinterest. Tien has been volunteering for VietHope since 2015 and been involved in many projects such as VietHope Annual Appreciation Party, staff retreats, and analyzing data. As a VP of VietHope, Tien focuses on organizing VietHope information and documents (both for US and VN operations) and pushes the effort for a new VietHope website. Tien received B.S from National University of Singapore, M.S from University of Washington, Seattle, and Ph.D. (Computer Science) from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Minh Nguyen

San Francisco

Minh has been volunteering for VietHope since 2016 and is currently working on a project to redesign VietHope’s logo and website. Her background as a designer, project manager, and analyst have come in handy for creating infographics, editing copy, and managing paid marketing promotions for VietHope.

She graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Architecture.

Director in Vietnam

Phong Le (Ho Chi Minh City)

Mr. Phong Le has a master’s degree in natural resource management, from the Twente University in the Netherlands. Phong has worked as a consultant for a number of large organizations in Vietnam such as GTZ, FAO, AUSAID, and the World Bank. Before joining VietHope, Mr. Phong had 10 year experience working at senior management positions including Southern Regional Manager for ActionAid Vietnam (2007-2010), and Country Director for Room to Read during the period from 2010-2017. Currently Phong is a guest lecturer at the School of Communication and Design, RMIT Vietnam.

With the passion for education and empowering young generation to become future leaders, Phong feels privileged to be part of Viethope and wish to bring in his expertise to contribute to the growth of the organization.

Dong Le

Ho Chi Minh City

Before taking the position of Senior Director of VietHope from 2017 until now, Dong Le has experienced various management roles since 2009 at VietHope as Volunteers, Assistant Director and Director. In addition, Dong was also a freshman student receiving VietHope USP scholarship in 2008 and initiated the Youth Workshop Program in 2015. Before working full time for VietHope, he graduated from Ho Chi Minh National University - School of Science and then worked at Viettel Group as a Software Quality Assurance Manager. Currently, he is primarily in charge of managing and developing VietHope's programs in Vietnam, managing the core team, and also assisting the Executive Director in managing external relations and other areas at VietHope.

Thanh Nguyen

Ho Chi Minh City

Thanh began volunteering for VietHope in 2008 with USP’s application review process, then jumped to the very first Youth Development Summit in 2009 and continued volunteering as an organizing team member and leader in the next Summits. She also has experience working with other student-based and not-for-profit organizations. Thanh graduated from Foreign Trade University in Saigon in 2011 majoring Finance and Banking and is currently working in Marketing Department for Triumph International Vietnam.

VietHope Advisors in Vietnam

Phong Nguyen

Ho Chi Minh City

Phong Nguyen has been in the field of development education since his first-year as a student at the University of Saigon. After graduating in 1997, he worked in many different fields: education, manufacturing, services, and advertising along with working as a volunteer for charities at home and abroad. In 2002, he became a volunteer for VietHope and in 2008, he was asked to serve as VietHope’s head representative in Vietnam, our only paid and full-time employee. Now he is an advisor for Vietnam team.

Minh-Phuong Dang

Ho Chi Minh City

Phuong joined VietHope in Vietnam in 2006, and directs VietHope’s University Scholarship Program until 2017. In her role, she coordinates with universities, students, and volunteers in Vietnam and the US to select the final list of scholarship recipients from hundreds of applications each year. She also serves in other charity groups and has many experience in organizing charity activities. Phuong graduated from Saigon University of Economics in 2000 and works with Sales & Marketing & Purchasing. From 2018 she has become the advisor for USP team.

Y-Nhu Nguyen

Ha Noi

Y-Nhu Nguyen is based in Hanoi and began volunteering for VietHope in 2005. Y-Nhu worked on the core Vietnam team to hold the first VietHope’s Youth Summit Program in 2009. Currently, Y-Nhu coordinates the Public Relations and Fundraising team in Vietnam and supports paperwork for government-related matters. Nhu received her B.A. from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. She currently works for Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam as a Public Affairs and Communications Manager.

Chinh-Ky Mai

Ho Chi Minh City

Ky has been with VietHope in Vietnam for more than 10 years with different roles. He was a facilitator for Summit on Communication module for 5 consecutive years. Now he is helping Vietnam team with new and improved Alumni Development Program. Ky received her B.A. from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. He currently works for Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam as a Communication Manager.

Core team in Vietnam

Ngoc-My Vo

Ho Chi Minh City

Ngoc My - a member of VN core team. My got the VietHope scholarship in 2015 and became a volunteer of VietHope since that time. She graduated from Uinversity of Economics HCMC and now she is working as wage labor specialist at ATAD Steel Structure Corporation. She is currently in charge of Youth Workshop Program.

Cam-Thao Tong

Ho Chi Minh City

Cam Thao is currently senior student of Informatic Technology of VNU's HCMC University of Science. She was born in the high land Daklak province and came all the way to Saigon to study in 2016 and received USP cholarship the same year before participating Youth Development Program in 2017. Now Thao leads University Scholarship Program for VietHope starting from 2019.

Bich-Ngoc Chau

Ho Chi Minh City

Ngoc is one of the outstanding students who was awarded USP Scholarship for her potentials in 2017 and selected to participate in YDP 2018 organized within 7-consecutive day in Can Gio. After that, with “pay it forward” spirit, she volunteered for many different activities of VietHope, especially to be YDP 2019 leader and ADP assistant. Ngoc has just graduated from University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, majoring Foreign Trade. She is currently working at DKSH Vietnam in Consumer Goods field.

Thu-Ha Vo

Ho Chi Minh City

Thu Ha is a member of Vietnam core team from 2017. She is currently in charge of Alumni Development Program (ADP).

Thu-Hue Truong

Hue City

Hue has always been an active volunteer of VietHope in Hue city since 2004. Hue helps VietHope to operate all programs in Hue city including USP, Merit, YDP and ADP. She is now working for Truong An primary school.

FUNDRAISING & DONATION

Duyen Mary Nguyen

Redwood City, CA

Duyên (Mary) Nguyễn is currently a senior quantitative researcher at Google. She leads donor relationship efforts and fundraising events for VietHope in the US. During her past 3 years with VietHope she has organized 3 donor appreciation parties and 3 retreats for the VietHope team in the Bay Area.

Mai Duong

CA

Mai has been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research as a biostatistician since 2019 after working in the medical device company for 1.5 years. She helped VietHope with the Google fundraising campaign 2019 as a project manager and is look forward to getting involved more with VietHope in the future. Mai received her B.S degree in math and statistics from University of Minnesota, and M.S degree in statistics from North Carolina State University.

Tung Do

Los Angeles

Tung is currently working as a Software Engineer in Los Angeles, California. Previously, he had experience working in New York City and Silicon Valley, also as a software engineer. Tung has been volunteering for VietHope since 2018 and has been involved in the new website project, which launched in October 2019. Currently, Tung is overseeing VietHope technical projects, and making new improvements to the website. Tung graduated with Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Electrical Engineering in 2012

Hien Pham

CA

Hien began her professional career as a digital marketer, before her curiosity about web development gave her the tools to create digital experiences that are crafted to attract and convert audiences. Prior to joining Kiosk, Hien was an in-demand freelance developer, working for clients in retail, healthcare, nonprofits and other verticals. Before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area, she worked as a developer and analyst at Randall-Reilly in Alabama. Hien earned her Masters in Global Marketing, Communications and Advertising at Emerson College. 

Brandon Nguyen

San Jose, CA

Brandon Nguyen began volunteering for VietHope in December 2019, helping with marketing materials such as translating Vietnamese students' thank you letters for donors and updating website content as well as managing donor materials and receipts. He is currently a freshman at UC Davis majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and interning under a thoracic oncology specialist at the UC Davis Medical Center working on clinical research.

Sinh is currently an undergraduate student, studying Environmental Studies at San Jose State University, and Business Administration at University of the People. As a student herself, she appreciates the privilege of having an education, and always wants to give back. Joining VietHope since Spring 2018, Sinh has helped with developing fundraising materials, including email templates and students' thank-you letters to donors. At the moment, she is working with her team on managing and developing our social media content and presence, as a way to help VietHope better connect with students and donors. 

Thu Nguyen

San Jose, CA

 

Minh-Khoa Tran

Washington DC

 

Annie Hoang

San Francisco, CA

 

Quynh Anh Le

Boston, MA

 

Nam Tran

Auburn, AL

Phuong Ton

San Francisco

Mindy Chu

San Francisco

Laura Nguyen

Copenhagen

Tech Experts

Oanh Nguyen

San Francisco

Accounting

Yizhuo Chen

Washington D.C.

Anh-Phi Lai

Boston

Legal Counsel

Chinh Pham

Boston
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