Oanh Vu
Teen Tech Crew and Climate Change Crew Manager
Science Museum of Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota

What are you passionate about?

“No history, no self. Know history, know self” is a quote from Dr. Jose P. Rizal, a Filipino revolutionary and national hero that really resonates with me. As the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, I spend a lot of time and energy researching my peoples’ history from multiple perspectives. Having a nuanced understanding of who I am and where I come from is key to my work as an artist, community organizer, and youth worker. When I see substance abuse problems in my community, I know it’s not random, but how my people cope from the trauma of displacement, war, and colonization.

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