Have you ever had a conversation with someone who is drinking a chai latte with four shots of espresso? If so, you may have met Lucy Nguyen, the 2011-2012 president of the Associated Students, Inc.
Nguyen is a ball of fast-moving energy. During her first year at the Beach, she ventured into student government as a volunteer on the ASI Street Team, which ignited her passion for the campus and its students. In subsequent years, she took on numerous positions, including representing 4,000 students as senator for the College of Business and serving on numerous campus and ASI committees. In 2010-2011, she served as vice president of the Associated Students, and she ended her service with student government as the 2011-2012 student body president.
As a business marketing major with a minor in political science, Nguyen is dedicated to the field of marketing. She can rattle off the top five companies for which she’d like to work. As a student, Nguyen was engaged in politics on- and off-campus, advocating for students as she served on the board of the California State Student Association and various CSU-wide committees. Always seeking opportunities for personal growth, she became the youngest member of the Corporate Mentoring Program, was a four-year member of the American Marketing Association, was one of the founding members of the CSULB chapter of the Long Beach Rotary and volunteered at the Long Beach Rescue Mission.
Born and raised in Anaheim, Nguyen attended high school at the prestigious Oxford Academy in Cypress. She was very involved in high school and later became the first Vietnamese-American to serve as an executive officer for the Associated Students. Although always busy, Nguyen enjoys trying new foods, reading, travelling and working out at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center in an early morning spin class. Her dream is to open a marketing firm in Southern California and create a charity that will give disadvantaged children around the world an opportunity to cultivate their talents.
After her graduation, Nguyen accepted a position as an account coordinator with the advertising and marketing agency DGWB. She looks forward to leaving a mark on DGWB and any company she works with. With her discipline and dedication, there is no doubt that Nguyen will one day be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company.