The Executive Board is the driving force of UNAVSA with task planning, organizing, and approving operations. The E-Board manages the operations in accordance to the organization’s missions and values, as well as reviews short and long-term plans to sustain the structure of UNAVSA. We are currently looking for eligible candidates to fulfill the positions of External Vice President and Secretary.
Hailing from Western Canada, Kelly Tran joined UNAVSA at the age of 18 and has committed herself to many leadership roles in the community ever since. Prior to VSA, she was Chair of the Human Rights Committee for VCCGV and passionately collaborated with VOICE as an activist for human rights in Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam with a focus on censorship and environmental issues. She founded her own VSA the following year in 2019, VCL (Vietnamese Canadian League) and lead as president, achieving 3 UNAVSA awards for the organization during her 2-year term.
With her extensive experience on both UNAVSA conference and cabinet staff with Civic Engagement Policy, CPP Fellowship and Selection, CORR, VE-2 Programming, and U17 Entertainment amongst external relations with other regions as workshop presenter and family leader, Kelly has built a strong foundation of values and lifelong passion to serve in the community and uplift leaders to their fullest potential. She strives to inspire young leaders in the space to explore beyond their limits and foster more inclusivity, Canadian representation, and empathy within the community.
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- Undergraduate Study: Majoring in Health Science (Concentration in Public Health & Data), Minor in Business Adminsitration
Occupation: Full-time student, part time Administrative Team & Social Media Manager
Hoang An "Em" Nguyen
Internal Vice President
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Kris has been an active participant in the VSA community since her first year in college, first serving as a Freshman Intern and then becoming Historian, Family director, External Vice President, and Adviser. She became inspired during her first UNAVSA experience in Boston (UNAVSA-13) to become more active in the regional and national VSA scenes, later picking up different roles in the community such as CORR and Entertainment Director for the Gulf Coast Region, a member of the Entertainment and Audio/Visuals Committees for the UNAVSA-15 and UNAVSA-16 Leadership Conferences, a member of the CPP Audit and CPP Engagement committee, as well as a family leader at several different conferences and summits across the North American continent. She hopes to be give back to the community that helped her become who she is today and inspire the newer generation to become better, more passionate and engaged leaders.
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Education: Bachelor of Arts – Major Modern Language (Spanish Concentration) with minor in Modern Language (French Concentration) and Political Science | University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Occupation: Executive Sales Assistant and Key Account Manager