Aivy Nguyen graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Business Marketing and a passion for advertising. She has been an active member in many Asian American student organizations, serving as an officer on the Executive Board for UNT’s Asian Student Association, Public Relations Director for the annual Asian Pacific American Empowerment Conference and as Regional Representative for the 2007 Vietnamese American Student Conference. She had the honor of being recognized as one of VANG’s 2007 Top 40 Vietnamese American Student Leaders. She formerly served as ATG’s Director of Marketing/Public Relations. Since graduating, Aivy has traveled back to Vietnam to continue efforts to aid various orphanages abroad and serves as a counselor at Vietnamese Culture Camps. She has worked at The Richards Group, Leo Burnett Worldwide and is now a Senior Digital Manager at Golin in Chicago.
What does going Against The Grain mean to you? “‘Going against the grain’ means being extraordinary and striving to be unconventional. It means to be a catalyst for change, whether that is within yourself or society.”
Quote to live by: “Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” – James M. Barrie
Passionate about: Learning
Favorite food: Anything in the Chicago restaurant scene
Can’t live without: Happiness!
Color Personality: True Blue