Nghia was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in Biology. After working in research he decided to follow his passion for service. He worked for various non-profits and community based orgs before earning his Masters of Social Work degree from California State University - Long Beach. Since then he has worked with DCFS in Los Angeles and for community based mental health organizations in southern California. He is excited to be back in the Midwest and working with youth in the Evanston area. In his free time you will find Nghia at the gym, hiking, eating at new restaurants, or listening to music.