Nhat grew up in a rural town in Quang Nam, a province in the central of Vietnam. With the vision of becoming the architect of her own future and the support of her family, she went from Quang Nam to Bunker Hill Community College to Mount Holyoke College, and then did her dual program in MBA at MIT and MPA at Harvard with an aspiration to make a larger impact in the world.
When Nhat was a teenager, she painfully witnessed children in her community quitting school due to financial struggles. As an adult, she wanted to help children receive education because she believes in the power of education to change people’s lives for the better as it did for her. She made it a personal mission to make as many children’s dreams a reality as she can, and Fund for Dreams is her means of doing so.