Tammy Nguyen oral history interview and transcript
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Tammy Nguyen was born in Haiphong, Vietnam. Traveling through China and Hong Kong, she and her family eventually moved to Houston, Texas in a unique immigration journey. She went on to study business at the University of Texas, later working at finance firms and expanding her family’s restaurant. She also obtained a Juris Doctor degree (JD) and started her own real estate investment firm. In addition to a prolific career, Mrs. Nguyen founded the non-profit organization, KNOWAutism, from her own experience as a mom to an autistic child. KNOWAutism has increased autism awareness in the greater Houston area and has raised hundreds of thousands to help families afford autism treatments and resources.
This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to or living in Houston.