University of California, Los Angeles – Brittany Nguyen

VSA Member of the Year Nomination: Brittany Nguyen

Why was this person selected as “Member of the Year” for your organization? What was the criteria to be a recipient of this award?

What made her stand out was that while she maintained two staff roles, one being part of UVSA SoCal and one being UCLA VSU, she excelled in maintaining both of them. UCLA VSU, has more than 200 staff,400 members, and a operating budget of $80K; When she started in July 2016, their President had dropped, she stepped up to be interim-president.

Describe the roles the nominee has held in his/her community and how these roles have influenced your organization. Provide examples.

In less than a year, Brittany Nguyen was able to accomplish this. Note she started her term in July 2016 from being an intern.
Inter-Collegiate Councilor (ICC)of UCLA VSU
Co-Chair of UVSA ICC
Vietnamese Culture Night of UCLA VSU
Board of Directors of UVSA
Project LEAD Camp Staff
SEA Admit staff for UCLA
Interim President of UCLA VSU

What qualities does the nominee have that makes him/her stand out within your organization? Provide examples.

I truly believe Brittany Nguyen is one of the most hard working individuals I have ever met. She was both internally & externally active, while maintaining her job and school. She stepped up in the worst of crisis in her organizations history; She was nominated by our UVSA SoCal eboard but also by the other schools for this recognition.