16 Facts About Amanda Nguyen


Amanda N Nguyen was born on c 1991 and is a social entrepreneur, civil rights activist, and the CEO and founder of Rise, a non-governmental civil rights organization.


In recognition of her work, Amanda Nguyen was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize and was named one of the 2022 Time Women of the Year.


Amanda Nguyen has received the 24th Annual Heinz Award in Public Policy, Time 100 Next, Forbes 30 Under 30, and was credited as a Top 100 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy.


Furthermore, Amanda Nguyen is featured in the 2022 anthology We Are Here: 30 Inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Have Shaped the United States by Naomi Hirahara and published by the Smithsonian Institution and Running Press Kids.


Amanda Nguyen earned a Bachelor of Arts at Harvard University, graduating in 2013.


Amanda Nguyen worked as the Deputy White House Liaison for the US Department of State.


Amanda Nguyen left her job at the State Department in 2016 to work full-time at Rise.


Amanda Nguyen chose not to press charges immediately since she did not feel she had the necessary time and resources to participate in a trial that could potentially last for years.


Amanda Nguyen was not given official instructions on how to file for an extension.


Amanda Nguyen considered this system to be broken, partially because the extension request would be an unnecessary reminder of a traumatizing experience.


Amanda Nguyen met other survivors with similar stories and concluded that the current legal protections were insufficient.


Amanda Nguyen headed the organization in her spare time until September 2016.


Amanda Nguyen explained that the organization was named Rise to "remind us that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can rise and change the world".


Amanda Nguyen has traveled to Japan where a similar bill was presented.


In July 2015, Amanda Nguyen met with New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen to discuss legislation that would protect survivor rights on the federal level.


Legislation that Amanda Nguyen had helped draft was introduced to Congress in February 2016 by Shaheen.