Theresa Nguyen was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is the first generation and first child born in the U.S. after her parents escaped Vietnam during the Fall of Saigon. Her parent’s inspirational story of sacrifice and perseverance has influenced every aspect of her life, and her mission has always been to help and make a lasting impact other people’s lives. She has passed this story on to her two sons, Sam and Xander so that their grandfather’s legacy will live on for generations to come.
Theresa became a nurse and obtained a Master’s degree in Nursing Informatics at New York University. During the day, she works as an RN in healthcare IT. By night, she leads and mentors women who are seeking to build a lucrative online virtual business. Her passion is showing people that they can succeed, and that their circumstances do not define who they are or what they can achieve. It is about self-love, self-confidence and self-worth. She is also involved at her church as a Faith Formation Lead teaching first and second graders learn about their faith and help them grow to be loving, kind individuals.
In her spare time, she loves to travel with her family, hang out with her girlfriends, bake cream puffs and banana bread, admire her vegetable garden, binge watch Netflix shows and play board games and cards games with her family.
What does going Against The Grain mean to you? “Being courageous enough to trust your heart and your intuition despite what other people think.”
Quote to live by: “Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.” – Albert Einstein
Passionate about: Building leaders
Favorite food: Cheese and crispy french fries
Can’t live without: Wine and eye cream
Color Personality: Blue