Thu Nguyen is the IMPLICIT coordinator for the Coalition, a position recently funded as of May 2018 through a community service grant from March of Dimes to implement an evidence-based intervention to minimize preterm birth and low birth weight infants. Thu has a passion for health literacy and helping families and children who face disparities in health, income and education.
In 2005, she moved to Florida from Vietnam with her mom, dad and three siblings. Learning a new language, adapting to a new culture and watching her parents struggle to provide for the family all laid a foundation for Thu’s passions. Amidst her past troubles, she found comfort in the church and describes herself through Bible verse as “a child of God” from John 1:12. She’s very involved with youth in the church. Outside of work, Thu is a calligrapher, photographer and a marketing intern with Special Olympics Florida. Her plan is to one day work with the Peace Corps or Doctors Without Borders to help underserved populations across the world.