The Vietnamese International Student Association (VISA), founded in 2008, is a cultural, non-profit organization. A dedicated Executive Board and its diverse membership are all active participants in the OSU community. Our objectives entail, but not limit to:
Feel free to contact our Executive Board (we are on Facebook, and also available through email) or any of our members:
Yen Linh, who also goes by Mandy, is a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology, Bachelor Degree of Science, with a minor in Forensic Science at the Ohio State University. She is a dedicated person who shows enthusiasm in learning new things as she goes and loves to interact with other people so she could understand them more. She is currently working as a cashier in a Market and as a receptionist in a Nail Salon. Outside of school and work, she enjoys dancing, shopping, traveling, eating, and spending time with family.
Sophie is a Senior majoring in Marketing, minoring in Design. Her role at VISA is to welcome incoming students, provided help to follow Vietnamese friends at Ohio State University both in academic and daily life, and enhance friendship among VISA members. She is looking forward to making everlasting memories with VISA members through events and activities during her last year at OSU.
Nguyen Tram, who goes by Archie, is a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering; his undergraduate degree was also in BME, from The Ohio State University. His research focuses on novel polymeric materials as vitreous substitutes. Outside of Bevis Hall, he enjoys reading, hiking, eating, and sleeping.
Tuong is a third year undergraduate student in Chemistry, Bachelor Degree of Science at OSU doing research in Dr.McGrier's group on organic chemistry synthesis of polymer, organic frameworks, and fluorophores with the use of spectroelectrochemical equipment. His research serves to explore the potential of polymeric materials such as cross-conjugated fluorophores to produce luminescent organic electronic devices, clean energy supply and other environment-friendly products. His future goal is to focus more on research, and work in a lab as a chemist with a mixed knowledge of physical chemistry and organic chemistry predominantly. Outside of academic spectrum, he is interested in meditation, reading scientific books, walking, and playing poker. He is a polyphasic sleeper as well.
Phuong Nguyen, 4th year student pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Finance at Fisher. I came to VISA with a strong desire to contribute to the professional growth of the organization. My vision is that VISA will become a great pool of resources for every Vietnamese student at OSU in term of academic advising, career support, social connections, and many more. My dream is to own a chain of high-end restaurants where diners enjoy the soulfulness of each dish and then will treasure the greatness of every moment in their life. I love to cook, hang out with friends, paint, and study (lol).