ABOUT Penn VSA

The Penn Vietnamese Students' Association strives to promote awareness about Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American culture through community service, cultural performances, and social events. VSA is also dedicated to being an active participant in both the Penn and local Philadelphia communities as well as being a place for Vietnamese students and those interested in Vietnamese culture to connect.

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Friends

Penn VSA
is where friends
come together.

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Family

Penn VSA
is where family
is created.

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Culture

Penn VSA
is where culture
is celebrated.


UPCOMING EVENTS!

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MEET OUR BOARD!


Let us introduce ourselves, and give you a little about why we joined VSA.

NICOLE PHAN
PRESIDENT

Coming from Worcester, MA, Nicole is currently a senior studying Molecular & Cell Biology. She joined VSA board because she felt she found a community at Penn that she could call home and wanted to give back to this fabulous organization.

KARA DANG
VICE PRESIDENT EXTERNAL

Coming ALL THE WAY from the exotic city of Philadelphia, Kara is currently a sophomore, not sure herself of what she's studying yet. Kara joined VSA board because she felt joining VSA was one of the best decisions of her freshman year.

KIEN LIN
VICE PRESIDENT INTERNAL

Like Kara, Kien is also a sophomore from Philadelphia, unsure of what major he's interested in. The reason Kien gave for joining board is that he wanted to do more for the community that treated him like a family his freshman year.

CONWAY CHEN
TREASURER

Surprise, surprise. Conway, like the previous hooligans, comes from Philadelphia. A sophomore in Wharton studying finance, Conway took on the position of treasurer. He wanted to give back to a community that gave him a family during his freshman year.

DERRICK TAM
SECRETARY

Coming from San Leandro, California (West Coast Best Coast), Derrick is a sophomore intending to major in Neurobiology. Derrick joined VSA because, like previous answers, he found a home in VSA and wanted to do more for the community.

CLAIRE NGUYEN
CULTURE SHOW CHAIR

Like Kien and Kara, Claire is also from the exotic city of Philadelphia. Currently a senior studying Economics, is probably the sweetest girl you'll ever meet in your life. Claire joined VSA Board because a lot of the upperclassmen inspired her to follow their example.

ROBERT HU
DESIGN CHAIR

Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Robert is currently a senior studying Molecular and Cellular Biology. Though Rob didn't join VSA until halfway through his college career, he quickly grew to love the VSA community.

TON NGUYEN
FRESHMAN LIAISON

Born in Vietnam, but raised in Maryland and Atlanta, GA, Ton is a freshman battling the great debate of to pre-med or live her life as a free spirit.

ASHTEN NGUYEN
FRESHMAN LIAISON

From Monterey, CA, Ashten is a freshman studying biology through the 7 year bio-dental sub-matriculation program. Ashten joined VSA board because she was searching for a community to get involved in during her freshman year here at Penn. Worried that she would feel like a small fish in a big ocean, Ashten found a home through VSA.

Testimonials

CONTACT US

PENNVSA@GMAIL.COM


Email us individually!

Nicole Phan: nicophan@sas.upenn.edu
Kara Dang: kdang@sas.upenn.edu
Kien Lin: kienlin@sas.upenn.edu
Conway Chen: chenco@wharton.upenn.edu
Derrick Tam: derrtam@sas.upenn.edu
Claire Nguyen: ctnguyen714@gmail.com
Robert Hu: roberthu@sas.upenn.edu
Ashten Nguyen: ashtenn@sas.upenn.edu
Ton Nguyen: nton@sas.upenn.edu