Van believes that life is better under the sea. A passionate scuba diver, she’s never happier than when she’s leaving the terrestrial world behind her.
She has been taking all the possible opportunities and also excuses to wander around from the love for adventures and exploration of the world. After college in the southern United States, she moved to South Africa to volunteer in trainings project for high school teachers in sciences.
She also taught basic computer literacy to provide practical knowledge to disadvantaged communities in the Western Cape region.
There she was able to see clearly the value of knowledge, where people with the certificate from that simple computer classroom can use it and apply for a job. That powerful impact of education has stayed in her mind since then.
After working in financial and actuarial consulting industry in the States and in Singapore, Van is delighted to be back to her motherland Vietnam and working at Fulbright University Vietnam, so she can help future generations benefit from the same life changing educational opportunities she did.
Van works with Fulbright’s senior leadership team to build out the university’s financial systems, but her secret ambition is to help establish Fulbright’s diving club.
Van holds a Master degree in Actuarial Science at Boston University and a Bachelor in Mathematical Economics at Wake Forest University with honors.