Thuy is SEARAC’s California Program Manager to provide thought partnership and execute SEARAC’s state-level programming. She is responsible for managing coalitions, cultivating strong relationships, building capacity of community leaders through engagement and mobilization, and organizing events and campaigns.
Prior to joining SEARAC, Thuy was a Research and Project Assistant at Oakland Thrives to uplift social justice and health equity for families and children in Alameda County. Her north star is to advance maternal, infant, and child health for families of color experiencing low income. She was a Project Consultant and Resource Manager for the California WIC Association in collaboration with the National WIC Association and the California Department of Public Health. She has served the Sacramento community as a volunteer birth doula and is certified as a breastfeeding peer counselor recognized in Contra Costa County.
Thuy holds a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Health Management and Policy from San Diego State University (SDSU) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara. She is currently a committee member of the California Association of Healthcare Leaders chapter in Northern California.
Thuy is a proud 1.25 generation Vietnamese-American, born in Vung Tau, Vietnam and raised in Sacramento, CA. In her free time, she enjoys guiding Vinyasa and Yin Yoga with curated Yoga playlists on Spotify, indoor cycling, and climbing. She and her husband are proud fur parents to a shy but lovable chiweenie terrier, Foxy.