Le Vo came to the United States seeking education and economic opportunity. He had difficulty adjusting to the language and culture, but was able to find friends through religion and school.
Lien Chung grew up affluent in Vietnam, but was forced to leave by the rise of the Vietcong and the ensuing war. Her escape was a harrowing and traumatic journey involving starvation and pirate attacks. She was eventually relocated to the United States…
Nguyen came to the United States from Vietnam to finish his schooling. He has found many friends and experiences in the US, but still misses his friends and family back home.
Song Nguyen was born in 1996 in Hue, Vietnam. In 2013 Song moved from his life in Vietnam to the United States. While in the US, Song originally struggled with English, but has since learned a lot, in part do to his job with Genesy Works.
Dan Duong was born and raised in Vietnam until the end of 2010. After she graduated from high school in Vietnam, she realized that she would be unsatisfied with the trajectory of her life if her family were to stay in their home country, so she convinced…
Heather Huynh was born in Minneapolis, MN in 1992. She is a student at the University of Minnesota and has competed for the U.S. National Taekwondo Team. Her mother was born in Long An, Vietnam, in 1962. She and her family left Vietnam in 1981 on a boat.…
Lap Tran was born in Dalat, Vietnam in 1995. He came to the U.S. when he was 16, in 2013. He is currently a student at Century College.
Thi Ton was born in Vietnam. She came to the United States in 2009, living first in California and then Minnesota. She graduated from Humbolt High School in St. Paul, MN, and is currently a student at the University of Minnesota.
Anh-Thu Phan is a social justice activist who was born in Saigon, Vietnam. Her family left the country at the end of the American war in Vietnam. They resettled in Minnesota with the help of a Lutheran church. Motivated by her family’s experiences, Anh…