Ngoc “Amy” Thai
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Hometown: Apple Valley, MN
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Macalester College
A learning or work experience that changed me: I moved from Vietnam to the United States in 2002. During that time, our family received a lot of helps from the communities. I really appreciate the helps we got at that time because they certainly made our transition easier and smoother. Seeing how a little help can change someone life, it motivates me to volunteer.
Why did you choose to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA with College Health Corps?: I choose to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA with College Health Corps because they focus on addressing health disparities.
Inspirational person/quote: The time of life is short; to spend that shortness basely, it would be too long”—William Shakespeare
One word that best describes me: Curious/goofy
Place I would most like to visit: I hope to travel around Europe in the near future.
Favorite food(s): Any kind of fruits, beef and popcorn
Favorite holiday: Lunar New Year
One thing I can’t live without: Coffee
Hobbies: Camping, jogging, spending time with my family and reading
In 5 years I would like to be: In 5 years, I hope I have finished with my education; hopefully have got a Masters in Public Health and started my career.