Ms. Nhi Le
Boat People found freedom in USA in 1980, Author of five books of short stories, One of the founders and administrators of The Vietnamese Literary and Artistic Club (VLAC), Editor of “Ky Nguyen Moi” magazine since 2000
Mr. Cong Nguyen
BS - Systems Engineering, MS - Operations Research, Executive MA - National Security Affairs (in-Process) , Principal Systems Engineer & System Analyst, Volunteered services dedicating to: Growth of Vietnamese American community and Peace, democracy, freedom & prosperity for USA and Fatherland in Vietnam
Ms. Trinh Nguyen-Phan
BS & MS in Computer Science, Program Manager at Naval Research Laboratory, Vice President of Vietnamese American Community DC, MD and VA, Director, Teacher, Viet Language Curriculum Developer for Viet Schools
Dr. Dat Nguyen
Overseeing the Air Force’s Basic Research in cyber security , Participating in DoD’s STEM programs: NDSEG, JSHS, HBCU/MI, …, Teaching math and computer programming on Saturdays as a volunteer
Mr. Dien Nguyen
BS and MS from University of Maryland, College Park, Director of Finance System at Pragmatics, Director of Kimmy Duong Foundation
Dr. Sarah Bui
George Mason University Instructor & Published Scientist in Cell & Molecular Biology, Post-Doctorate fellow at the University of Michigan, Internal Secretary for Cong Dong VN HTD, Volunteers for Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Catholic Church, Nha Vietnam (501c), Phong Trao Viet Hung, Writer for Ky Nguyen Moi magazine, 2018 Cherry Blossom Princess, Miss Vietfest United States 2017
Dr. Vinh Nguyen
Research Scientist at Naval Research Lab 22 US patents; 100 + research publications Teacher/Staff at Vietnamese Language School (Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Church)
Dr. Dieu Thi Nguyen
Dr. Dieu-Thi Nguyen completed her undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College and continued on with her medical education at Dartmouth Medical School. She completed her residency training at the University of Virginia Health System. She currently practices as an internal medicine physician for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group in Woodbridge, VA.
Dr. Quynh C. Nguyen
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at UMD School of Public Health, Researching neighborhood influences on health outcomes and health disparities
Mr. Mike Yocom
MBA from New Mexico State Colonel U.S. Army Retired Senior Executive, leading defense and intelligence business operations
Dr. Sung Nguyễn
Dr. Sung Nguyễn works for Google as a Cloud Technologist. He has been involved with many non-profit youth education organizations for 30 years. Sung believes his best work is accomplished through serving, educating the young generations, raising his children, and being an active citizen.
Dr. Ngọc-Hà Nguyễn
Dr. Ngọc-Hà Nguyễn completed her undergraduate study at the University of Virginia. She then pursued her medical education at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and also finished her internship and residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Since 1998, she had held a private solo practice in internal medicine in Annandale, Virginia.
Dr. Phương-Anh Đặng-Vũ
Dr. Phương-Anh Đặng-Vũ attended Bryn Mawr College, received Medical Degree from Duke University School of Medicine, completed internship in Internal Medicine from Johns Hopkins Hospital, and residency in Dermatology from the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. Since 1992, she has been in private practice in Dermatology in Northern Virginia.
Dr. Denise Xuan-Trang Nguyen
Dr. Denise Xuan-Trang Nguyen, DDS, Medical College of Virginia Specialist in Orthodontics, Howard University, School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics Private orthodontic practice in Vienna, VA
Mr. Nhật-Phương Lâm
Mr. Nhật-Phương Lâm, BS Electrical Engineering (1986) and MS Electrical Engineering (1988), University of Maryland College Park; MS Systems Engineering (2011), Naval Postgraduate School Monterey. Current served as Technical Director for Surface Ship Missile Systems for the Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems.
Mr. Michael Bowers
Mr. Mike Bowers – President, Pragmatics, Inc. MBA from George Washington University Over 30 years of experience leading Federal government contracting firms. Honored to serve as a judge for the Kimmy Duong Foundation Education Program
Dr. Thuc-Nhi Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen works on issues of global health with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias among older adults. Her work has impacted critical humanitarian policy work, focusing on environmental factors and social structures that contribute to these problems, and has previously been involved with nonprofit community organizations that contribute to the needs of recent immigrant populations.
Ms. Jekka Garner
Ms. Jekka Garner, BFA with Distinction, UNC Chapel Hill; JD, Cum Laude, Washington College of Law. During her time at WCL, Jekka completed more than 375 pro bono hours earning her Exceptional Service Honors. She has formerly worked as both a government affairs clerk and senior assistant counsel. Currently she serves as associate general counsel for Berkeley Research Group in Washington, DC.
Mr. David Nguyen
David Nguyen is a Principal Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman, focusing on satellite systems design. He received a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California Irvine (2016) and MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California Los Angeles (2017).
Ms. Nicholle Vo
Ms. Nicholle Vo serves as a counsel on Capitol Hill focused on oversight and investigations. She received a B.A. in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.
Mr. Dat Vo
Dat Vo is a Houston based attorney. He is a Judge Advocate for the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, USAR. Dat is a community activist and he is a proud and active member of the Movement for the Renaissance of Vietnam.
Dr. Thuy V. Nguyen
Dr. Thuy V. Nguyen (Nguyên Vị-Thủy), board-certified dermatologist, in private practice in Ellicott city, MD since 1990. BS '80 and MD'84 from University of Virginia. Residencies at University of Maryland in Internal Medicine '87, and Dermatology '90. Served as President of Maryland Society of Dermatology in 2000. Treasurer of Vietnamese American Medical Association 2005-2011.
Mr. Chanh Nguyen
Former Founder and CEO at CN Infusion Resources. Former General Manager and Director of Pharmacy at Apria Healthcare, Clinical Home Heath, Inova Home Infusion. Former Clinical Pharmacist at Georgetown University Hospital and Hospital of University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Ha T. Le
Dr. Ha T. Le, board certified anesthesiologist. BS Mechanical & BioEngineering, minor in Economics UCSD '84, Hewlett-Packard '84-'86. Medical Degree from New York Medical College '90. Residency in anesthesiology @ Johns Hopkins Hospital '94. Private practice, Ha T. Le. MD Anesthesiology Services,LLC since 1994.
Mr. Vinh T Nguyen
Mr. Vinh T Nguyen is currently a professor and counselor at Northern Virginia Community College. He holds a Master's degree in Counseling & Development.
Ms. Alissa Karton
Ms. Alissa Karton, a proud member of the GMU community for 28 years, Alissa works for the Vice President for University Life, and also founded 1st Rd S with her husband, Gary.
Ms. Laura Pham
Ms. Laura Pham graduated from University of Maryland in 2021 with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. There, she also finished her Master's Degree in Electrophysics in 2023. She currently works at Goddard Space Flight Center as an electrical engineer.
Dr. Kim Nguyen
Ph.D from UC Berkeley and BA from Harvard University in Economics. Partner in Blu Ventures Investors where he invests in early stage technology start-ups. Nearly 20 years as Technology entrepreneur at Pragmatics, Inc. Has won awards in teaching, coaching, public service, and academic excellence.
Dr. Anthony Dyer Hoefer
Anthony Dyer Hoefer is the Associate Dean for Student Engagement, Admissions, and Administration for George Mason University's Honors College, where is also Associate Professor of English. He is scholar of American literature, and his published works include the book Apocalypse South: Judgment, Cataclysm, and Resistance in the Regional Imaginary (Ohio State University Press, 2012).
Dr. Can Xuân Nguyễn
Dr. Can Xuân Nguyễn - Deputy Associate Director at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the central bank of the United States. Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology at George Mason University, teaching Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Business Intelligence and Advance Analytics. Advocate for higher education opportunities for women and minorities in science and technology via STEM program.
Dr. Duy Duong-Tran
Dr. Duy Duong-Tran is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at The United States Naval Academy. He is also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. During his PhD, he has worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In terms of service, he was the chair of health and wellness (Purdue Engineering) and a consultant for the Purdue Industrial Engineering Head Search in 2021.
Dr. Nghia Cong Truong
Pharm.D. from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University Of Paris, France. B.Sc.Chemical Engineering, Montana, USA. Experience in both pharmaceutical industry (France, Canada) and community pharmacies in the Ottawa area. Lecturer for several pharmaceutical companies. Council member then President of the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), the registering and regulating body for the profession of pharmacy. It was that time that Ontario became the first jurisdiction in North America to pass a legislation to ban the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies. Involved at the outset of PROJECT 4000 launched over 40 years ago by then Ottawa Mayor M.Dewar to bring 4000 South East Asian refugees to Ottawa.
Dr. ThanhVu (Vu) Nguyen
ThanhVu (Vu) Nguyen is an assistant professor in Computer Science at George Mason University. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque and a postdoc at the University of Maryland-College Park. Nguyen's research lies at the intersection of Software Engineering and Formal Methods, focusing on safety of AI and correctness of programs. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the NSF CRII Award, an Amazon Research Award, an ACM SIGSOFT ICSE 10-year Most Influential Paper Award, and an ACM SIGEVO 10-year Impact Award.
Dr. Cường Nguyễn
Doctor Cuong T Nguyen graduated from the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine. He attended Villanova University and graduated from Clinical and Anatomic Pathology Residency at Temple University Hospital. He was previously employed by the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Medical College of Georgia, University of Tennessee in Memphis, and East Carolina University. He currently owns his private practice in Falls Church, VA.
Dr. Hieu Bui
Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Academic Background: Dr. Hieu Bui is an accomplished academic with a strong educational foundation. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University, an M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a B.Sc. in the same field from Boise State University. This impressive academic background underpins his exceptional contributions to the fields of advanced computing, molecular computing, DNA nanotechnology, and synthetic biology. Teaching and Mentorship: Dr. Bui's career has been marked by a deep commitment to teaching and mentorship. He has taught a wide range of courses at the Catholic University of America, Duke University and the Duke Talent Identification Program. His dedication to making complex subjects accessible and inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers is evident through his extensive teaching experience. Research Excellence: Dr. Bui's research interests have been at the forefront of cutting-edge technology. His work focuses on advanced computing, molecular computing, DNA nanotechnology, and synthetic biology. Notably, he is known for his pioneering research in programming and engineering nucleic acid systems using DNA nanotechnology and bio-materials. This research has significant implications for various engineering, health, and energy applications. Publications and Conferences: His research contributions have been published in numerous reputable peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Nanotechnology, Nano Letters, ACS Synthetic Biology, ACS Nano, Small, and New Journal of Physics. Dr. Bui has also been an active participant in leading conferences in the field, such as the Foundations of Nanoscience, International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming, ISDRS, and IEEE IRW. Awards and Recognitions: Dr. Bui's academic accomplishments are truly commendable, and his dedication to excellence has not gone unnoticed. He has received prestigious awards and recognitions, including the Charles H. Kaman Award for Excellence in Research in the School of Engineering. The Computer Science Department at Duke University recognized his exceptional achievements by awarding him the Outstanding Ph.D. Award. Additionally, he was named a Duke University Nanoscience Fellow and a Micron Scholar, solidifying his status as a luminary in his field. His contributions have been further acknowledged through a National Academy of Sciences Research Associateship. Impact on Scientific Knowledge: Dr. Hieu Bui's unwavering dedication to the fields of molecular computing and DNA nanotechnology has left an indelible mark on advancing scientific knowledge. His work is not only groundbreaking but also serves as an inspiration for others in the field. His accomplishments are a testament to the power of intellect, determination, and the pursuit of excellence. Personal Journey: What makes Dr. Bui's story all the more inspiring is his journey from Vietnam to the United States at the age of 17. His path is a testament to the extraordinary possibilities that unfold when one combines talent and determination. His immigration and academic journey serve as a living example of the boundless potential that can be unlocked when one follows their passion and strives for excellence. Dr. Hieu Bui's life and work serve as a shining example of the potential for greatness within each of us. His commitment to education, research, and innovation exemplifies the ideals of academic excellence and dedication to making a meaningful impact on the world.
Dr. Zeinab Karake
Zeinab Karake is a seasoned higher education professional; she is the associate dean for culture and community and a clinical professor of Information Systems in the Department of Operations and Information Technology, at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. Among other jobs, Zeinab served as the director of research at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), in the United Arab Emirates (2007-2010) where she helped create the nucleus for an integrated research unit. Before joining DIFC, she served as an Associate Dean, Director of a Division, Chair, and a professor at the American University of Sharjah (AUS). She was one of the few pioneers to help build the American University of Sharjah from the grounds-up. Before joining AUS, Zeinab was a tenured professor of Business at Catholic University in Washington, DC (1989-2001). She also served as an assistant professor in the School of Business at George Washington University (1986-1989). Zeinab has a BBA in Marketing and Research; a Master’s in Management and Economics from Catholic University of America (Washington, DC, 1982); and a PhD with Management Information/Decision Systems and International Finance from the George Washington University (Washington, DC, 1987). She completed three summers (1996, 1997, and 2000) of professional, post-doctoral programs at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a visiting scholar at INSEAD (Summer 2006). Zeinab is the author of many published articles, monographs, and reviews. She is also the author of eight published books: Technology and Developing Economies (Praeger Publishers, New York, 1990); Information Technology and Managerial Control (Praeger Publishers, New York, 1992); Organizational Downsizing, Discrimination, and Corporate Social Responsibility (Quorum Publishers, New York, 1999); Trust and Loyalty in Electronic Commerce: An Agency Theory Perspective (Quorum, New York, 2002); The Diffusion of Electronic Commerce in Developing Economies: A Resource-Based Approach [translated to Arabic and Spanish], (Edward Elgar, New York and London, 2007); Cyber Law and Cyber Security in Emerging and Developing Economies (Edward Elgar, May 2010); Managing People and Wealth: The New Post-Oil Arab Gulf, with N. Sultan and David Weir (Al Saqi, March 2011); and Enforcing Cyber Security Policies in Emerging Economies: Institutions, Laws and Policies (Feb. 2019). Zeinab also served as the North American editor of Management Decision Journal, and Logistics Information Management Journal. Zeinab is two times recipient of the Emerald/MCB University Press International Excellence Research Award for her research (1995, 2002). She also received the AUS Excellence in Service Award in 2001. Zeinab was elected and served as the Founding President of the AUS Faculty Senate (2000-2002). In 2003, Zeinab Received the Best Researcher Award from AUS. In 2007, she was nominated and received the Emirates Businesswomen Award for Innovation (sponsored by Shell Oil Company). At the University of Maryland, Zeinab received the Distinguished Teaching Award (multiple times), the prestigious Krowe Teaching Award, and the Faculty of Distinction Award. In addition to her work as a consultant, researcher, college administrator, professor, writer, and editor, Zeinab has developed and delivered a number of seminars and training programs for American and international managers, both in the United States and abroad. Zeinab also worked as a resource specialist for ESCWA/the United Nations.
Karen R. Harbaugh focuses her practice on US government contracts law. With more than 20 years of experience, Karen began her career working for a government contractor where she was responsible for drafting, negotiating and managing contracts, subcontracts, teaming agreements and consulting agreements, and otherwise administering prime contracts and subcontracts for the corporation’s hardware maintenance division. In 1998, Karen entered private practice focusing her practice on US government contracts. Karen has substantial experience representing and counseling defense industry, government services, cybersecurity and high-tech foreign and domestic clients at the federal, state and local levels concerning compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Department of Defense FAR Supplement and other agency supplements, General Services Administration multiple-award schedule contracting matters, security clearances, teaming agreements and subcontracts, contract claims, prime contractor-subcontractor disputes, Foreign Military Sales, and audits and investigations. Karen regularly advises clients on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and state public information requests, including filing and coordinating information requests with federal and state agencies, and responding to and defending FOIA/public information requests of a client’s proprietary and confidential commercial and financial information and trade secrets. Karen has significant experience representing companies in all aspects of the bid protest process including debriefings, and has filed or defended many cases at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and various agencies and has handled some cases at the US Court of Federal Claims (COFC), US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Below are representative examples of Karen’s bid protest experience: Successfully defended a network services company against multiple bid protests of a US$500 million information technology services contracts one of which was awarded to a client by the US Department of Defense. The protests included a “small business” size status at the Small Business Administration, a protest before GAO, as well as protests before COFC, and CAFC. In January 2013, we achieved complete victory for our client and, in the process, made new law clarifying the time requirements for filing solicitation protests. Successfully brought a GAO protest of the Army's US$20 billion contract award resulting in the client receiving an IDIQ award. Successfully brought a GAO protest of TSA’s award of a US$212 million contract, which resulted in the agency taking corrective action. squirepattonboggs.com 2 Karen has significant experience advising companies on the protection of the intellectual property rights in technical data, software and patents under government prime contracts and subcontracts. Karen has conducted several internal investigations and responded to grand jury subpoenas for clients. She has handled several suspension and debarment cases. She also has been lead government contracts counsel on several M&A transactions. Karen has helped several companies develop and/or revise their code of business ethics, conduct and develop business ethics awareness and compliance programs, and provide in-house ethics training to comply with the requirements of the FAR. Karen also provides advice to non-US companies regarding the regulatory barriers to enter or expand their operations in the US by clearing regulatory hurdles related to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). In this regard, she guides clients on all aspects of national security matters when one party to a transaction has US government classified information or technology contracts, including advising clients on the requirements of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency pursuant to the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual. MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS Member, Professional Services Council Member, Association of the US Army RECOGNITIONS Selected to Law360’s 2020 Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board.