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About the Authors

Chris Nguyen

Chris has worked for the State of Utah for 16 years. Prior to her state employment she was a Case Manager and Foster Parent Recruiter/Trainer for Southeast Asian Refugee Unaccompanied Minors, Pregnancy Counselor, and Emergency Services Program Manager for Catholic Community Services of Utah.

At the Division of Services for People with Disabilities she focused on housing issues and coordinating the Statewide Community Services Program team.

Chris recently became a Training Manager for the Division of Child and Family Services with a focus on trauma education and increasing housing options for young adults and families.

Son Nguyen

Son was born in the Hue, Vietnam in 1970, just 5 years before the fall of Saigon.  His family, supporters of the US Military and the fight for freedom, was forcibly “relocated” out of their family home into a completely un-inhabited area of Vietnam that became known as the “Economic Zone.”  Son tells his story of his escape from Vietnam as a minor and eventual resettlement into the US nearly two years later.  

Son is available for speaking engagements, and discussing his story with young students and all people interested in the challenges faced by people longing to live free.

Speaking Topics:  Unspoken Rules

of American Culture

Survival in Impossible Situations/Resilience