Development & Communications Intern
Tam Nguyen joined CalSAC in 2016 as the Development and Communications Intern. Originally from Vietnam, Tam is visiting the US as an intern to explore American culture and learn about non-profit management. Tam has a Bachelor’s degree in English Language Teacher Education and Accounting - Auditing. She has more than 5 years working experience in the education field with many positions such as consultant, chief accountant, education consultant manager, customer care manager, English teacher and translator. She has tried many different jobs and has finally found her passion. Tam loves working with the public and helping people. She has realized that communication is a form of deep understanding and can heal human relationships.
As a woman in an Asian country, Tam believes that education is a powerful key to open the doors of opportunity to the places you want to go and the things you want to do. She strongly believes that the young deserve the opportunity to get an education and go after their dreams. Before starting her adventure in the United States, Tam worked at a charity school in Vietnam teaching English, recruiting volunteers, and managing the English language program. Tam loves sharing her knowledge and inspiring others to make their dreams come true. “Live while you can, if you want to do something, do it right now. Time is not going to wait for you” is her compass. In that spirit, she has decided to make a free “Learn English” series of videos on Youtube for Vietnamese speakers. She believes that sharing is the best way to learn anything and that learning is a process, not a destination. Tam loves to give and transfer her passion to other people.
In her spare time, Tam has raised money for many charities serving disadvantaged children and the poor. She believes the giver is the winner and love is the key to making our world better. Outside of work, Tam’s favorite activities include reading, swimming, yoga and meditation. She falls in love with books and owns nearly 1000 books at home. She is also a big fan of animals, especially cats and dogs.