SDSU Vietnamese Student Association

Cabinet

Meet the 2017-2018 Cabinet

 
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President

Ernest Lagdameo

Hey all you people out there! My name is Ernest Lagdameo and I’m a 4th year Accounting Major. I’ve been in VSA for 3 years: First as an intern, then as Internal VP, and now as President. My goal this year is to increase the impact of this wonderful organization on the community that surrounds us, as well as to provide a culturally beneficial and socially supportive experience that our members will value and learn from to become better and more prepared leaders. About myself, I'm very extroverted and I love to meet and learn more about people. I like to go hike and dance, and sometimes paint. Though in general, I just like to make and see people smile, so if you want to have a great time, please don't hesitate to come up and say hello!

 

Major

Business Administration- Accounting

 

Past Positions and Roles

Internal Vice President
(2016 - 2017)
Intern (2015 - 2016)

 

 
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Internal Vice Prsident

Kathy Doan

Hello, everyone! My name is Kathy Doan, and I'm a fourth year Business Administration student with an emphasis in Management and a minor in Marketing. I participated in VSA's intern program my first year in the organization and enjoyed it so much that I ran for a cabinet position. VSA has come to mean a lot to me; I've made many new friends! I hope you'll give us a try!
My interests and hobbies include astronomy, movies, music, culture, spending time with family and friends, and collecting memories. Let's get to know each other!

 

Major

Business Administration- Management

 

Past Positions and Roles

Intern (2016-2017)

 

 
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external Vice President

Huy Tran

Hi everyone! My name is Huy Tran and I am your VSA’s 2017-2018 External Vice President. I am a third year, international student from Vietnam, majoring in computer engineer. I am an introvert and pretty shy at first but once I get to know you, I’ll open up and we can talk about anything. If you see me around campus, come and say hi. I am a math tutor at the Math Learning Center, so if you ever need help with math, let me know and I’ll try my best to help you. I love watching/playing badminton, soccer, tennis, pingpong so if you are sportive, come and play with me sometimes. In my free time, I love to play League of Legends or piano, guitar to de-stress after a long day at school. I am also quite a tech guru and would be down to talk about techy and nerdy stuff. PS: If you ever come to Vietnam, hit me up! I’ll be your tour guide and take you to all the great food places in town.

 

Major

Computer Engineering

 

Past Positions and Roles

Intern (2016-2017)

 

 

 
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Secretary 

Keenan Newlin 

Hey, My name is Keenan Newlin. I am a 3rd year here at sdsu. Ive been a member in vsa since my 1st year and was an intern my second year. I am Vsa sdsu's 2017-2018 secretary. I love to play/watch sports and watch Netflix/anime. My favorite team being the Kansas City Chiefs ( Go Chiefs!) and then I'm a huge Game of Thrones fan. Don't be afraid to come up and talk to me, I am a fun loving guy.

 

Major

Statisitics

 

Past Positions and Roles

Intern (2016 - 2017)

 

 
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Treasurer

John Pita

Hello whoever is reading this! I was last years’ Activities Coordinator and ACE co-head and now I’m this years’ Treasurer. My goal for this year is to provide as many fun events as possible to our general members by handling money more efficiently and carefully. Being in VSA for the past two years, I really want to continue to see and help the growth of this club.
I’m a San Diego local who loves to eat all the food my amazing city has to offer. I enjoy meeting new people and trying new things. Some of my hobbies include playing video games, crafts, playing with my two dogs and rabbit, thrifting, movies, shows, anime, eating, sleeping, music, concerts, adventures, and hanging out with friends and family. If I had to choose a favorite animal it would be the adorable red panda! I actually listen to most genres of music, even country! I love concerts and big events, but I also appreciate small, and more personal hangouts. I’m a very simple guy who rarely gets mad and tends to look at situations in an optimistic view. Three words to describe me are flexible, patient, and perceptive. I like the challenge of trying to remember names and faces, so if you see me around campus say hi and get to know me!

To contact me, email me at treasurer@vsa-sdsu.org and you’re free to add me on facebook as well!

 

Major

Business Administration- Accounting

 

Past Position and Roles

Activities Coordinator
(2016 - 2017)

 

 
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VCN Director

Hoang (Blue) Nguyen

What’s up ladies and gentlemen! My name is Hoang Nguyen, but you can call me Blue. I'm a third year Biology major, following a Premed track. To me, Sciences is amazing and I fell in love with every aspect of it. But I do have a big interest in Theater because I think there is something very exciting about live action plays. For this reason, I have decided to become our VSA’s Vietnamese Culture Night Director! I hope that with this platform, I can create a lovely evening where you see the richness of Vietnamese culture. I have been involved with VSA since my Freshman year as an Intern then Secretary but this is the year that I have a chance to share with everyone about my culture, my root. I hope everyone is having a great day no matter when or where you are at. Thank you for reading my “bio”. I’ll see everyone real soon.

 

Major

Biology

 

Past Positions and Roles

Secretary (2016 - 2017)
Intern (2015 - 2016)

 

 
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ICC Representatives

Thanh (Tony) Luu

Hello, everyone! My name is Thanh Luu, but you can call me Tony. I'm a third year Aerospace Engineering major. A hard major, but it's COOL. When people first meet me, they think I’m shy. But once you get to know me, I will be the most annoying cabinet member you have ever met. I love coffee… My motto is "Coffee is love, coffee is life." I am one of your Co-Intercollegiate Council Representatives. My role is to act as a liaison which connects our VSA with UVSA and other schools’ VSA’s. My goal for this year is to go to all the external events. Feel free to join me! You will have tons of fun and make lots of new friends. If you love adventures, we’ll be great friends. Don't ever be shy to say hi or talk to me during meetings or around campus. I love people who approach and talk to me!!!

 

Major

Rocket Science
(Aerospace Engineering)

 

Past Positions and Roles

Intern (2016 - 2017)

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Christine Tran

Hello everyone! My name is Christine Tran. I am a fifth year International Business Student and I have been around VSA for awhile. I joined VSA as a freshman, actively participating as a general member, with a minor break in my junior year to study abroad in Korea. Now in my super senior year I wanted to give back to the great organization that is VSA by serving as your representative in the union (UVSA) as ICC with my Co, Tony Luu. This year I am really excited to meet everyone! And if you happen to see me around, please feel free to say hi. I am always down to talk about anything - studying abroad, singing, sketching, volleyball, school, Korean music, K-dramas, anything!

 

Major

International Business  - Emphasis Asia & Korean
Specialization: Marketing

 

Past Positions and Roles

Intern (2014 - 2015)

 

 
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Activities Coordinator

Jonathan Giang

Hello there! My name’s Jonathan Giang, but you can just call my Johnny. Just don’t call me Jon, or else. Haha just kidding…I’m a second year here at SDSU and am majoring in Computer Engineering. I joined VSA my second semester of my freshman year, so I’ve only been a part of VSA for one semester really. And yet, here I am, VSA’s 2017-2018 Activities Coordinator. I instantly fell in love with VSA when I joined, which is why I chose to be this year’s Activities Coordinator. Joining ACE helped me a ton in bonding with the club and making friends, and so I’m excited to be able co-lead the ACE Program this year. Though my face would suggest otherwise, I’m a pretty easy-going guy. I promise I’m nice. I love having fun and am always down to hang. Some of my hobbies include playing CSGO, playing basketball, and snowboarding. If you ever see me around, feel free to say hi!

 

Major

Computer Engineering

 

Past Positions and Roles

Active Member

 

 
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Academic Coordinator

Irene Ung

Hi my name is Irene and I am a second year Nursing major. I was a GBMer last year and this year I am lucky enough to be your Academic Coordinator / ACE Co!! As Academic Coordinator, my goal is to help our members achieve and maintain academic success. I aspire to lift our spirits, as we work together to expand our cultural organization, and to help those achieve their academic and career aspirations by taking the role of promoting academic excellence for VSA members and in the near future, the high school community.
Briefly, I am obsessed with my 3 year old pup named Lucky and I love being with my family. I'm always on the hunt for new healthy options like freezing grapes and replacing rice with cauliflower rice? Best decision in my life!! When I'm not studying, I like to be as far away from my desk as possible. You can find me either outdoors soaking up the sun, hiking, or sightseeing. Id say I'm not afraid of public speaking and I love meeting new people so please come say hi if you ever need someone to talk to. Cheers!

 

Major

Nursing

 

Past Positions and Roles

Active Member

 

 
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WebMaestro

Alan Ta

Hello, My name is Alan Ta. I am a 3rd year Computer Science major. I have been in SDSU VSA for about 2 years now and have only participated as an active member. I have grown to love VSA and wish to use my talents to help this club grow and prosper during my year as webmaster. I am a pretty nice and friendly person, so do not feel nervous about talking to me. I want people to have a fun time in VSA so if you are not, talk to me and we can try to solve the issue. I like cars. I am into drifting and prefer Asian cars and some Bimmers. I am not a fan of exotics and American cars. I watch anime. My favorite anime is Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. If you ask those who know me, I LOVE JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE and if you do too, come talk to me, we’ll be best friends.

 

Major

Computer Science

 

Past Positions and Roles

Active Member

 

 
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Historian

Kimberly Tran

Hey, hi, hello! I'm Kimberly and I am a second year MIS major. I ran for a board position because I wanted to give back to the organization that quickly became my first family when I started my first year at SDSU. Some of my favorite things to do are take naps, try new foods, and go on late night adventures (whether that means a trip down the street to Trujillo's or a midnight hike). My mom likes to call me an old lady because of my horrible memory.
I l-o-v-e Gudetama and bad puns. Despite my resting bitch face I don't actually hate people and love to make new friends, so come up and say hi! I'm always down for an adventure!         ヽ(>∀<☆)ノ<3

 

Major

Business Administration- Management Information Systems

 

Past Positions and Roles

Active Member

 

 
 

Student Advisors

 
 

 
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Megan Do

Hi there!(:
My name is Megan Do and I am a third year computer science major. I'll be working behind the scenes as one of this year's board advisors! I'm here to give your VSA's cabinet some unwarranted advice and whip them into line, but that's not something you need to worry about. I've been with VSA for two years, going onto my third, and spent my second year as VSA's academic coordinator.
My friends call me weird and naive, but that just means interesting and friendly! Amirite?? :^) If I could be a boosted animal, I'd be a fish cause that's pretty much what I am when I play Nami on League of Legends. Along with the occasional league game, I love to boulder! If you need a climbing buddy, hit me up, whether if it's on the rift or up a wall. Also you ever need a friendly face, let me know and I'll be there!(: See you soon, I can't wait to meet you!

Major

Computer Science

 

Past Positions and Roles

Academic Coordinator (2016-2017)
UCI Rose Pageant Contestant (2016)

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Stephanie Black

Hello!! My name is Stephanie Black and I'm currently a fourth year statistics major. I've been a part of VSA ever since my freshmen year and am sad this will be my last year since I'll be graduating this school year. However, I'm excited to be on this board one last time and to help out in anyway possible as one of the student advisors! I like to think of myself as a nice, friendly person so feel free to introduce yourself if we haven't met already! I like watching netflix (always taking recommendations), being active (running, soccer, hiking), hanging out with friends, going to concerts, and going on adventures. I don't really know what else to say, so I'll just end it here. I'm sure you'll learn more about me once we meet/ throughout the year :)

Major

Statistics 

 

Past Positions and Roles

Academic Coordinator (2015-2016)
Intern (2014-2015)

 

 
 

Auxiliaries

 
 

 
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Public Relations director

Jennifer Nguyen

Hi everyone! My name is Jennifer Nguyen, and I'm a fourth year studying Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design. When I attended my first VSA meeting, I was welcomed by some of the friendliest people I've ever met. I'm glad that I decided to keep coming back because I made some great friends, learned more about Vietnamese culture that I didn't know about before, and now I even get to use my passion for graphic design to create works as this year's Public Relations Director.
During my free time, I love to listen to music, attend concerts, check out art museums, and spend time with my family, friends, and doggos!

 

Major

Art - Graphic Design

 

Past Positions and Roles

Active Member

 

 

 
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Modern Director 

Timothy Pham

Hi my name is Timothy Pham and I'm your VSA Modern Director for this year! A little about me, I am a second year, business market major, and I like to dance! My favorite animal is a octopus. I'm 13 years old and I have 3 1/2 girlfriends. I'm thankful for my parents for giving me most of the things I want and my friends for being there for me.

 

Major

Business Administration - Marketing 

 

Past Positions and Roles

Intern (2016 - 2017)