Minh Nguyen (H2010)

Placement: Health & Human Services Department, Administrative Division

Projects: Project Coordinator for the Department’s Ethics Hotline (designed to protect the department from inappropriate or illegal behavior and provide employees an additional vehicle for communicating their concerns); Department Project Coordinator for the Mayor’s One-Stop Permitting Initiative; devise strategies to improve department performance to meet national accreditation standards; develop and implement the department’s student internship program; identify potential areas where healh policy changes are warranted and draft legislation.

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

School: Davidson College

Field of Study: Anthropology

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Asian Cultural Awareness Association; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Prior Work Experience: Music Fellow, Davidson College

Why Houston is important to me: I have the opportunity to explore the meaning of diversity as it relates to municipal government, public policy, and the South. Moreover, Houston, Texas can serve as a model of how to promote, maintain, and serve a diverse community.

Something unique about me: As an undergraduate, I worked with a small, service-learning group that brought a campus-wide composting system to Davidson College, which was implemented the following year as a part of the Year of Sustainability.

What I’m Doing Now: I am an analyst in the Mayor of Atlanta’s Office of Performance Management.

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