Conducting research under Dr. Tam Dinh was a pivotal moment in my career. She not only coached myself and two other research assistants on culturally responsive qualitative research methods, but acted as a springboard to a career in public service. After my term with her ended, she wrote a letter of recommendation in support of my successful application to the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. Her support has helped me get appointed to the City of Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission and secure a role as a project manager with King County after graduation. Her commitment to excellence, equity, and community are inspiring and I can not imagine a candidate more qualified to be your Mercer Island School District Board Director than her.

Johnson Nguyen
Master of Public Administration,
University of Washington
City of Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission Commissioner