Nhi and her family immigrated to the United States in 1996 from Đồng Nai, Việt Nam. In 2007, Nhi went back to Viet Nam through a service-learning trip to build bridges of peace and friendship between the American and Vietnamese peoples. The trip not only made Nhi feel a deeper connection with her native land, it also made her feel much more grateful to the comfortable life here in America and more compelled to give back and make a difference. With a significant portion of the Vietnamese population live on less than two dollars a day, Nhi hopes her involvement with VNSF will broaden its success thus far in enabling underprivileged children achieve success through education. Currently, Nhi works at the City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs overseeing the New Citizen Program and supporting other naturalization initiatives. She is passionate about social justice, leadership development, and cultivating intellectual curiosity, compassion, wisdom, inner peace in herself and in others. Nhi received a master’s degree in public administration from Seattle University and is fluent in English and Vietnamese.