June 14, 2009
My Tam H. Nguyen
My Tam H. Nguyen graduated in 2006 from the University of Washington in International Studies and Journalism. She recently graduated from the 2009 Leadership Tomorrow (LT) class, and is an alumna of the 2008 Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) Community Leadership Program. Nguyen works in community relations at the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development on inclusive outreach strategy and materials for the neighborhood plan updates and Southeast Seattle Station Area planning. She has traveled with the Washington Council on International Trade on a sustainable development mission to Brazil studying social change and nonprofit models and implemented a youth global citizenship and diplomacy program. Her current community service work includes serving on the Seattle Art Museum Young Advisors Board, mentor and advisor for Ashoka Foundation’s Youth Venture, ACLF’s Alumni Leadership Committee, LT’s Alumni Leadership Committee, the University of Washington Department of Communication’s Alumni Board, she also advises communication and marketing strategies for local and international organizations. Nguyen is committed to global citizenship with local action, citizen- and youth-level diplomacy, and issues relating to social and racial justice, environmental and food equity, and human rights for women and children. She especially enjoys connecting people, resources, and organizations to better our communities.