The Community Service Cabinet plans, organizes, and executes community service projects that specifically cater to communities within Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.


Community Service Chairwoman

Karen Nguyen

Karen Nguyen is currently a senior attending Mississippi State University.  She is majoring in Biochemistry with a concentration in Pre-Optometry and a minor in Psychology.  She was born and raised on the coastal cities of Biloxi, Mississippi and Gautier, Mississippi, respectively.  She has been a member of MSU Vietnamese Student Association since her freshman year and has held the positions of Secretary and Co-President.  As Community Service Chairwoman, she hopes to unify the region by creating service opportunities for each school.

She is extremely school spirited and can find her at most home football games at MSU.  When the games are not at MSU, she is avidly following the game at home.  In her free time, you can see her on Summoner’s Rift or Howling Abyss playing League of Legends.  Her favorite champions consist of Nami and Morgana, and she mainly plays the position support.

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Community Service Cabinet Member

Adriana Sanchez

Adriana Sanchez is currently a Junior attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  She is majoring in Spanish and Political Science with a concentration in International Relations.  She was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador and moved to Lafayette, Louisiana 3 years ago.  She has been a member of the Vietnamese Student Organization at UL since her freshman year and has held the positions of Public Relations, External VicePresident and she is currently their Senior Advisor.

She loves food and road trips as much as volunteering. Her favorite thing in the world is learning about cultures and places and adventuring on her free time. When she's not playing soccer, exposing friends on snapchat or watching dramas, you can find her hanging out with friends (and being loud), reading a book, trying out new restaurants or dancing to any beat. 


Community Service Cabinet Member

Gabby Tran

Gabby Tran is a current student at Mississippi State University. She is majoring in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Environmental Engineering and a minor in Piano.  Gabby has been a member of MSUVSA since her freshman year, serving as Co-President her junior year.  Born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Gabby calls Pass Christian, MS her home.  

She enjoys singing with her piano and guitar, and has been performing at her home town’s fall Seafood Festival for the past two years.  Gabby’s other passions include cooking, baking, and hanging out with her dog, Bruno. When she’s not deriving calculations to find the maximum loads on buildings or discharge from a pipe, you can catch her in the piano room practicing or on Instagram singing new songs. 


Community Service Cabinet Member

Nancy Nguyen

Nancy Nguyen is currently a senior attending Loyola University of New Orleans. She is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Biology. She was born in Tucson, Arizona but was raised in New Orleans. Prior to college, she was not involved with the Vietnamese community in any way. After meeting Kent Tong, She has been active in LASO, Loyola's version of a VSA, since her freshmen year and has held the positions of Community Service Chair and President. 

When she's not working or studying, you can usually catch Nancy playing beach volleyball. In her free time, she also likes to cook, read, play soccer, and indulge in Netflix and K-dramas. Nancy hopes to one day travel the world with the best company. You can always catch her adventures through Snapchat and Instagram!