We are excited to launch the pilot year of our College Ambassador Program at three local universities: CSU San Marcos, UC San Diego, and San Diego State. The College Ambassador Program is designed to empower upper class students to take on leadership roles as mentors and help provide incoming first-year students a successful transition to college. 

Our College Ambassadors are trained in mentorship, practical leadership, and community building skills so that they are prepared to help first-generation students strengthen their self confidence, find their voice, and grow into pillars of support that future program graduates can aspire toward.

We are proud to introduce our UC San Diego College Ambassador!

Thuy-Hong Nguyen
UCSD College Ambassador
RC Class of 2015, UCSD Pre-Med Postbaccalaureate Program
(619) 757-5509

Tell us about yourself.
My name is Thuy (pronounced like “twee”). I was an RC College Apps Academy alum in 2014-15, and RC is one of the main reasons I grew to be the person I am today! I just graduated in June 2019 with a degree in Public Health from UCSD and am currently a student in the UCSD Pre-Med Postbaccalaureate Program. During my undergrad at UCSD, some of my involvements included being an OASIS Summer Bridge student, a resident advisor, research assistant, OASIS Math & Science Tutorial Program Workshop Facilitator, and have worked for Summer Bridge in various positions as well. I hope to one day attend medical school and become a family doctor—this has always been my one of biggest dreams. I was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the U.S. with my family when I was five years old. I grew up in City Heights, and my favorite thing to do when I’m back home is eating at the amazing restaurants there! My hobbies include trying new foods, fashion, running, and looking at memes! My favorite things to do while at UCSD is explore the beach and chill at my favorite secret spots on campus (ask me about them when we meet! I’ll show you!).

What are you most looking forward to as an ambassador?
Meeting and connecting with incoming UCSD students/RC Alum!

Three Fun Facts?
• I can play the Titanic theme song on the piano with my eyes closed
• I’ve been skydiving three times this last year
• I recently learned how to play Minecraft!

Favorite Quote?
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.’” – Wayne Gretsky’
– Michael Scott


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