Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts
Bachelor of Arts; May 2002
Major/Minor: International Relations/Spanish
Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City,
Social Sciences and Humanities College, Spring 2001
The Center for Cross Cultural Study
Seville, Spain, Fall 2000
Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP),
College Park, Maryland and Atlanta, Georgia
United Negro College Fund Special Programs Summer 2001 and 2000
Recipient of national competitive fellowship aimed at introducing
larger numbers of underrepresented minorities into international
affairs and public policy. Completed graduate-level coursework
in area of statistical and economical analysis, immigrants and
international laws, and leadership training and development.
COMMUNITY SERVICE EXPERIENCE
Mount Holyoke Spanish Department, South
Hadley, Massachusetts Fall 2001-Present
Appointed by Spanish Department to serve as upper-class academic
advisor between first and second year students and faculty advisors.
Advise 5-10 students during semester about academic options
The Center for Cross-Cultural Study, Seville, Spain Fall
Assisted teacher in her preparation for evening English as a
second language class for local adults. Encouraged students'
participations during class activities and tutored students
in basic-English grammar and expression after class.
Mount Holyoke Asian American Sisters in Action, South
Hadley, Massachusetts Fall 1999-Spring 2000
Served as organization's historian. Recorded meetings and special
events and preserved them in organization's archives. Advocated
and promoted Asian American awareness and studies on campus.
Western Massachusetts Legal Services, Northampton, Massachusetts
January 2000 Campaigned for Earned Income Tax Credit for low
to moderate income working individuals. Produced materials and
flyers for distributions in Franklin and Hampshire counties.
Shadowed attorneys and paralegals in meetings, court motions,
Mount Holyoke Service Leadership Odyssey, Birmingham,
Alabama Fall 1998-Spring 1999
Collaborated with team of 13 women during Spring break to rebuild
a burnt church in a poor neighborhood.
Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts Summer
Interviewed Vietnamese immigrants and refugees on journey to
America and living experience and transcribed tape recordings
for documentary archives and museum exhibits.
Asian Pacific American Youth of Worcester,
Worcester, Massachusetts Fall 1997-Spring 1999
Co founded organization. Promoted community and
youth activism, and implemented Asian Heritage Month Shows drawing
400-600 students and faculty. Facilitated identity, leadership,
and social change workshops in Worcester schools and community.
American Red Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts Fall 1994-Spring
Volunteered as clerical assistant, filed clients' cases, handled
phone calls, and maintained normal functioning of office. Taught
community disaster survival courses to elementary school children,
responded to local fires, and set up emergency shelters.
Worcester Annual AIDS Walk for Life, Worcester, Massachusetts
Summer 1994-Summer 1997
Fundraised to support AIDS education and research locally in
the Worcester areas. Organized and kept team rosters as captain
for annual walks to benefit AIDS victims and survivors. Generated
double increases of financial contributions over 3 years.
State House of Representatives, Boston, Massachusetts
Shadowed State Representative. Attended House hearing sessions
and observed Ways and Means Committee meetings. Assisted State
Representative's special aid to maintain smooth flow of office.
Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts Summer
Attended pharmaceutical research team meetings, observed heart
bypass and cancer related surgeries, visited patients, and listened
to Dr. Robin Cano's discussion about patient's conditions and
Career Development Center, South Hadley,
Massachusetts Fall 1999-Present
Student receptionist. Assist office's manager and counselors
with daily clerical tasks. Direct and advise students/peers
to resources in the library and online sites to obtain job or
Ann Taylor Outlet, Worcester, Massachusetts Seasonal
Sales associate. Assisted customer with purchases and conducted
cash and credit transactions, and helped managers with sales
and window displays.
Quinsigamond Dental, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Summer
Dental assistant. Assisted dentist with patient's surgical procedures
and monthly checkups and sterilized dental instruments. Served
as interpreter between Vietnamese and English.
Pure Encapsulations Inc., Sudbury, Massachusetts Summer
Telesales operator. Managed health supplement orders 150-200
calls daily and entered them into database using DOS mail order.
Languages: Vietnamese (Fluent) and Spanish
Computer: Basic DOS Applications, Microsoft Words and
Excels, PowerPoint, Page Mill, Dream weaver, and Statistical
Package for Social Science (SPSS)
Certifications: Emergency Medical Responder (1999-2000),
American Red Cross Disaster Responder (1996-1999)
Other: Field works and researches in developing countries