Thu Nguyen

Deputy Executive Director, OCA National

Thu Nguyen (she/her) serves OCA National as its Director. A graduate from Rice University with degrees in Chemistry and Sociology, Thu found her way into the nonprofit sector in college when OCA-Greater Houston invited her to talk about Asian American body image at their TEA Talks. She partnered with OCA-GH for to host an annual College Leadership Workshop for low-income high school students, fell in love with the organization, and interned there as the social media manager and college programs co-coordinator. In her capacity, Thu oversees storytelling, relationships, and operations for OCA. She brings a unique understanding of grassroots organizing and design to her work in managing grants and fundraisers. With her spare time, Thu focuses on the intersection of advocacy with small businesses. She works 5-9 in hospitality, cosmetology, and zine-making. You can find her exploring how to spacemake via

Thu is speaking at

Chapter Advancement
July 17, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


  • Jinky Dolar (Speaker) Chapter President, OCA Sacramento & Crossings TV
  • Peggy Du (Speaker) Interim Executive Director, Association of Chinese Americans, Inc.
  • Thu Nguyen (Moderator) Deputy Executive Director, OCA National
Sponsored By:
OCA Sacramento


What is a grant and how do we write one? What is a BAC and what does that mean for chapters? Join our informational panel conversation to see how to obtain funding for OCA and JACL chapters and how it can help their growth.

This event is presented in collaboration with the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL).

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