Meet the Staff

Introduction

NWVSA operates on passion volunteers who strive to push the Vietnamese community forward in the Northwest region. We have 5 executive members in addition to 5 current cabinet members. As the region continue to grow, there will be new positions available for interested members. Executive Board changes every 2 years while Cabinet positions are a 1 year term. More information on election coming soon…

Executive Board (2015 – 2017)

President – Duy-Chi Nguyen (DC)

Internal Vice President – Lynn Khuat

External Vice President – Henry Huy Doan

Treasurer – Thomas Trinh

Secretary – Karl Le

Board Adviser – Warren Mui

Cabinet (2016 – 2017)

Vice Admiral Regional Photographer – Christian Casuga

Webmaster – Phuong-An NguyenDo

Co-Council of Regional Representative (CoRR) – Julie Van

Co-Council of Regional Representative (CoRR) – Andre To


Staff Biography

Name: Duy-Chi Nguyen
NWVSA Position: President
School: University of Oregon
Favorite thing to do: Fish, cook, eat and play tennis
Why I love VSA: VSA continues to help me grow as a person and is something that I always draw inspiration from. I love the family atmosphere and supportive environment it offers.
Superpower I would choose is: Teleportation
If I were president of the US for a day I would: Eat in the White House kitchen!

 

Name: Lynn Khuat
NWVSA Position: Internal Vice President
School: UW Seattle Alumni
Favorite thing to do: Cook
Why I love VSA: VSA is the organization that pushed me to develop into leader I am today. I love that I can feel completely comfortable when I’m with others in VSA, through VSA I have met my closest friends which I now call my family.
Superpower I would choose is: Telekinesis
If I were president of the US for a day I would: Tour the white house and have friends and family hang out with me there.

 

Name: Henry Huy Doan
NWVSA Position:
External Vice President
School:
University of Washington, Seattle Alumni
Favorite thing to do:
Karaoke
Why I love VSA:
Bodyroll competitions
Superpower I would choose is:
Teleportation
If I were president of the US for a day I would:
stress eat instant noodles.

 

Name: Thomas Trinh
NWVSA Position: Treasurer
School: Oregon State University (Alumnus)
Favorite things to do: Fishing, crabbing, football and just spending time with family and friends
Why I love VSA: I love VSA because it’s somewhere I’ve always felt I belonged. VSA has really helped me come out of my shell and built deep connections with many friends.
Superpower I would choose is: I would choose to be a psychic like Professor X
If I were president of the US for a day I would: work to focus on investing in our education system and reducing cost of healthcare. Work to eliminate/limit tax loopholes to prevent corporations from taking advantage of the system. Finally build a wall a around Donald Trump, put an embargo on his products that comes from outside the US because his products are made in the US right…

Name: Karl Le
NWVSA Position: Secretary
School: University of Washington, Bothell
Favorite thing to do: Read books, Drink coffee, eat fried chicken
Why I love VSA: Making new friends and understanding everyone’s story.
Superpower I would choose is: Super strength because I am weak
If I were president of the US for a day I would: pass it on to DC.

 

Name: Phuong-An NguyenDo
NWVSA Position: Webmaster
School: University of Washington, Seattle
Favorite things to do: Crocheting, reading, watching kdramas, occasionally dancing with friends
Why I love VSA: VSA allows me to continue to break out of my shell in many ways and of course the constant company is always a nice plus! I’m sure I’ll gain life long friends while I constantly meet new people through meetings and conferences!
If I were president of the US for a day I would: do as much as I can in one day!

Name: Christian Casuga
NWVSA Position: Photographer
School: Seattle University
Favorite things to do: Take pictures and cook
Why I love VSA: VSA has given me a home away from home.
Superpower I would choose is: Elemental Manipulation
If I were president of the US for a day I would: visit all the states.

 

Name: Julie Van
NWVSA Position: C0-Council of Regional Representatives
School: Oregon State University
Favorite thing to do: Dance, watch documentaries & conspiracies, and read books
Why I love VSA: I love how everyone supports one another and pushes everyone to be the best they can be
Superpower I would choose is: the power to be invisible
If I were president of the US for a day I would: hand it off to someone more qualified.

 

Name: Andre To
NWVSA Position:
Co-Council of Regional Representative
School:
Oregon State University
Favorite thing to do:
Listen and dance to KPOP and EDM, watch K-dramas, tag friends in memes and puppy videos
Why I love VSA:
VSA has given me the foundation of becoming the person I am today, and providing the tight-knit support system that encourages and motivates me to push myself towards my goals.
Superpower I would choose is:
Instant Transmission
If I were president of the US for a day I would:
have Karl be the Joe Biden VP to me and create memes of us together.