April 30th & My Father’s Journey

April 30th & My Father’s Journey

April 30th, 1975 marked a dark stain in Vietnamese history. The mass exodus of Vietnamese people fleeing the country exceeded beyond millions and the countries they sought refuge in span across the globe. Even beyond 40 years after the Fall of Saigon, stories of...

General Interest: Milk on the Moon

Two adventurous and hungry foodies of the San Francisco Bay area, Former UNAVSA Executive Board members Ly Nguyen and Hop Hoang, are also boba tea fanatics. This duo is taking their love of the Bay Area boba scene and are re-inventing classic refreshing boba and...

Presidential Perspective: My Journey to Hell and Back

This entry is the first installation of the “Presidential Perspective” series, written by current UNAVSA President, Thoa Kim Nguyen. This will be a series of a few short stories from Thoa’s experiences as the face of UNAVSA and about her life as a Vietnamese American...
Welcome to the UNAVSA Blog

Welcome to the UNAVSA Blog

UNAVSA is proud to present the relaunch of the UNAVSA Blog! The blog will be a platform for UNAVSA members and external contributors to engage our community through a collective of creative storytelling. The blog will feature personal narratives, photography...
UNAVSA is Thankful for You!

UNAVSA is Thankful for You!

Dear Friends & Family, The start of the holiday season is upon us! We here at UNAVSA hope our members are able to spend quality time with loved ones this Thanksgiving. Our organization is immensely thankful for our members’ limitless efforts in strengthening and...
#TBT to UNAVSA-12: Tonga Nguyen

#TBT to UNAVSA-12: Tonga Nguyen

Dear attendees, I would like to share with all of you my experience of a very special, joyful long weekend in Seattle. Throughout my stay at the conference, I felt belonged, comfortable, relaxed, happy. I have had tremendous fun and created close relationships with...
Blog #20: 20/20 Vision – A Conference Recap

Blog #20: 20/20 Vision – A Conference Recap

Want to relive some of those conference memories? Read on to hear about some first UNAVSA Conference experiences from the 2015 Visionary Scholarship Class (Vuong Nguyen, Jennifer Nguyen, Natalie Doan-Dunnum, John Nguyen, Kevin Le, Wesley Tran, Royce Le, Katherine...