New Student Assistants

Hoang-Quyen (Lisa) Nguyen

It is extremely difficult to convey one's self on paper. I considered drawing a self-portrait, but I'm a terrible artist. I then thought a poem would suffice, but unfortunately I'm a worse poet. So I stopped trying to be creative and decided to simply be honest.

I am a Vietnamese American woman who enjoys good conversation, spending time with my family and friends, reading, writing, rollerblading (although the slopes at UCI are not very fond of me), ice cream, Vietnamese food and day-dreaming. I was born in Virginia, a majestic state with many beauties (fireflies, autumn leaves, snow). I am a 4th year biological sciences major here at UCI. Currently I am a Clinical Trials Coordinator at the UCI Heart Disease Prevention Program. We work extensively with individuals who have hypertension and high cholesterol. This year I am a co-chair of the Vietnamese American Coalition (VAC). Our mission is to promote collective activism and voice issues pertaining to the Vietnamese American community. I am proud and lucky to be working at the Southeast Asian Archive.

Minh Tram Dao

Hi, I'm Minh Tram Dao and I'm a senior majoring in Psychology and Criminology. I have just returned from a year abroad, studying Psychology at Birmingham University in England. Studying abroad was both a challenging and exciting experience. I had the opportunity to immerse myself in British academic and social life. During the holidays I was able to walk along the canals in Venice, ride camels in Tangier, and watch a bull fight in Lisbon. Although living in Europe was fun, I'm happy to be back in Irvine where I can visit my family and friends. This year I'll be finishing up my criminology degree, working at the Archive, and planning events for VAC.