The Co-Chairs of the Stanford Vietnamese Student Association

what we do

SVSA Co-Chairs

As SVSA Co-Chairs, we oversee the organization, its general members, and its leading officers. Our goal is to promote cultural awareness, organizational and leadership integrity, intern recruitment and coordination, and general management of the organization and its members. In short, we make sure all the integral pieces of the SVSA family are getting along and running smoothly!

Internally, the co-chairs will assess team structures and dynamics, and offer major input on events and the direction of SVSA. Externally, we work towards connecting SVSA with other Bay Area VSAs (otherwise known as the UVSA NorCal region), and the Union of North American Vietnamese Student Associations through social events and leadership summits.

Ultimately, as co-chairs, we hope to lead the growth of SVSA as a student organization and a family.

Cali Nguyen


Hey there! I'm Cali. ^_^

I'm a junior majoring in Biomechanical Engineering and minoring in Japanese. However, I’m also interested in education, public health, and art! At the moment, I am considering becoming a high school math or science teacher.

Academic and career interests aside, I love drinking boba, wearing t-shirt dresses, collecting coin banks not in the shape of pigs, getting new lucky cats, solving 3D puzzles, finding Pusheen related things, expanding my collection of food-shaped Squishables, and, of course, being in SVSA and MLH!

Many of my favorite memories at Stanford involve hanging out with my awesome SVSA/MLH family, from late night dance practices to spontaneous boba runs. This year, I'm super excited to be your SVSA Co-Chair and your MLH Co-Chair (for a second time! :D).

Emily Nguyen


Hailing from the great state of Texas, Emily is a human biology major, entering her senior year at Stanford and fourth year with SVSA and MLH (!!). Emily enjoys horror movies (with good company), theme parks, Just Dance, Disney, Pokemon, Kpop (recently), and making stuff out of yarn. She is looking forward to a senior year full of thrilling experiences as well as new challenges, and she hopes to do all this with her loving friends and family by her side. This, of course, includes her vibrant and voracious SVSA family with whom she enjoys celebrating her Vietnamese heritage and exploring her cultural identity. Emily loves a good laugh, and she always gets one when she's with her SVSA crew. She can't wait for another great year with them, and she hopes that SVSA will be a welcoming, exuberant community to all!