Nancy Phu is 1.5 generation, someone who is born is one country and later immigrates to another country before or during his or her teenage years. Nancy herself was born in Vietnam, and immigrated to the United States when she was around 13 years old. Below is our interview with her in which she talks about her memories of Vietnam, and her experiences as a Vietnamese Boat Person and a new immigrant in America. She currently resides in California with her family.
***This interview was conducted in Cantonese, Vietnamese, and English, and was later transcribed into English by PYD.
Thien Tho Ngoc Nguyen is a Vietnamese woman born in Saigon, Vietnam, who immigrated to the United States in 1992. She currently works for Boat People S.O.S. (BPSOS) as a Case Manager for the Community Against Domestic Violence (CADV) program and Victims of Exploitation and Trafficking Assistance (VETA) program. She currently lives in Virginia with her family.
***This interview was conducted in English and Vietnamese, and later transcribed into English by PYD.
About Thuy Nguyen:
Former "boat-person" refugee. Grateful to be alive from the kindness of strangers. Born in Vietnam. Refugee in Thailand. Grew up in Canada. Married a lovely Greek woman and was welcomed into a loving Greek family. Followed his heart to pursue a career in Silicon Valley. Blessed with 3 children who are American, Canadian, Greek, and Vietnamese. Privileged to have worked with, and learned from intelligent people and awesome friends at Rogers, @Home Network, Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, and Comcast. Thuy is a technology entrepreneur and the founder of PalWiFi.
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