Pele & Tigana Văn Lê Family Programming

Pele & Tigana Văn Lê

Pele Văn Lê is finishing his final year at the University of Minnesota studying Health Services Management with a minor in Korean, Leadership, Public Health, and Psychology. Family and health are always top priority. Pele progresses with the community as the UMN Vietnamese Student Association Minnesota’s (VSAM) president 2017-18. He spends his energy exploring his curiosity and empowering those around him. He is an explorer, ESTJ, learner, and athlete. To relax, he sleeps, picks up and drops weights, and eats potatoes. “I’m looking forward to creating a one-of-a-kind experience at VIA-1 with you and the community. Through family programming, we will create family–spaces and connections where we can learn and play. I hope you’re as excited as I am! Feel free to reach out to me for questions or anything! :).

Tigana is a rising senior at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities studying Communications with a minor in Social Justice and Asian American Studies. As the son of refugees, his work within the community is rooted in his experience as a second generation Vietnamese-American. He spent the summer at the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) as their Education Policy Intern, working towards equity in academic institutions. Tigana enjoys spending time with family, friends, and watching Studio Ghibli movies. The Lion King is his favorite Disney movie of all time. “I want delegates and staff to be engaged, empowered, and supported throughout the entire Vietnamese Interacting As One (VIA-1) conference and community. I believe that the Family Programming Committee has a unique opportunity to contribute and impact the memories and relationships delegates bring home. With that, I hope to contribute my insight, time, and knowledge to make this a transformative experience. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.”

Committee Members:
David Ha (University of Louisville)
Jennie Do (University of Wisconsin – Madison)
Johnny Nguyen (University of Illinois – Chicago)
Terry Le (Normandale Community College)
Vy Do (The Ohio State University)

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