Nghi Nguyen has grown up and lived in Sherwood, OR for most of her life. She hopes to be accepted into either UCLA, John Hopkins, or Vanderbilt University to study medicine. Through pursuing medicine, Nghi hopes to continue her research in order to prevent and eradicate HIV and AIDS. Nghi also wants to encourage LGBTQ youth to get involved in leadership activities and programs in order to promote awareness and tolerance in their school environment. Ngahi received the Oregon Regional and Pride Foundation Community scholarships.