Hello, I am

Hai “DoHa” Nguyen

Hello, I am

Le Dong Hai “DoHa” Nguyen

A (very) few words

About me

Hi! I am Le Dong Hai Nguyen, and you can call me DoHa. I am a 17-year-old social entrepreneur from Quang Ngai, Vietnam. I love economics, coding and shaking things up.

Dong Hai STUDIO (YouTube Channel)

Global Association of Economics Education (GAEE)

The Cosmopolite Guru (Personal Blog)

A (very) few words

About me

Hi! I am Le Dong Hai Nguyen, and you can call me DoHa. I am a 17-year-old social entrepreneur from Quang Ngai, Vietnam. I love economics, coding and shaking things up.

Dong Hai STUDIO (YouTube Channel)

Global Association of Economics Education 

The Cosmopolite Guru (Personal Blog)



Awards and honors

TIMES featured on the media


hours dedicated to the community


Academic awards & Honors

CATS Academy Boston

Braintree, MA, UNITED STATEs

2018 – present (GRADE 11, 12)

GPA (unweighted): 3.83/4.0 (unranked) | GPA (weighted): 4.75

SAT: 1520/1600 (720 Verbal; 800 Math)

SAT 2: Math II 720/800; US History 710/800

IELTS: 8.0/9.0

Fellowship of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA): Youngest person outside the UK to be awarded the Fellowship in recognition of my contribution to Economics education on a global scale

Financial Times and Royal Economic Society’s Young Economist of the Year 2019 Award: High Commendation. Chosen as one of 36 best papers among 1300 qualified submissions worldwide (2.7% acceptance rate)

Ivy Scholarship Award: One of two students in 2018 to receive the merit-based scholarship covering 100% tuition and accommodation fees for junior and senior years at CATS Academy Boston

CATS Economics Award: Awarded to the two most proficient economics students at the school

LE KHIET high school for the gifted


2017 – 2018 (Grade 10)

GPA: 9.5/10 (highest in the Class of 2020)

Le Khiet October 20th Excellent Student Award: Awarded to the most prominent students in each grade

Quang Ngai Provincial 2017 Presidential Award for Education: Awarded by the Provincial President Tran Ngoc Cang to the most prominent high-school students in the province

Nguyen nghiem secondary school


2013 – 2017 (GRADE 6, 7, 8, 9)

GPA: 9.7/10 (highest in the Class of 2017)

2017 National Internet Olympic English Contest: Honors Award

2016 National Youth Mathematics Club’s Competition: Honors Award, admitted into the Vietnam National Youth Mathematics Club

Quang Ngai City’s Excellent Student of the Year 2017 Award: Awarded by the Quang Ngai Municipal Department of Education to the most prominent students in the city

Economics Activities

Global Association of Economics Education (GAEE)


2017 – present
  • Worked with the Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and obtained 501(c)(3) recognition for GAEE as a non-profit organization providing economics, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship education to middle and high school students across the globe
  • Worked with the United Nations’ UNPP, DPI and ECOSOC agencies to obtain CSO Partner status as a nongovernmental organization (NGO)
  • Featured on Yahoo! Finance, Apple News, Wikipedia, MarketWatch, The London Economic, Reuters, Bloomberg Business, London Post
  • Listed on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’s RePeC (Research Papers in Economics) database of Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World (EDIRC) and the United Nations’ ECOSOC Civil Society Network
  • Established a network of 50+ GAEE-affiliated academic clubs, workshops and forums with 1500+ members in 8 countries: U.S., U.K., Germany, Morocco, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, China, and the Philippines
  • Established partnerships with and received support from the United Nations, Financial Times, AIESEC, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon
  • Organized the GAEE’s Southeast Asia Month 2019 with the participation of one thousand students, policymakers, local educators with the theme Education in the Industry 4.0 Era, in association with the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA), International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences (AIESEC) and the Industrial University of HCMC (IUH)
  • Underwent BETA testing for GAEE’s Home App, the first economics learning software for all mobile and PC platforms featuring interactive economics lessons and applied games. Launch expected in early 2020

Royal Economic Society


2019 – present
  • Royal Economic Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious economic associations in the world, founded in 1890
  • Highly Commended in the Young Economist of the Year 2019 competition hosted by the Royal Economic Society and Financial Times

CATS Cross-Colleges Economics Clubs Initiative


2018 – PRESENT
  • Recruited and led the team of eight students to represent CATS Academy Boston for the first time at National Economics Challenge 2019
  • Economics education exchange among students of CATS Education Colleges: CATS Academy Boston (U.S.), CATS College London, CATS College Canterbury, CATS College Cambridge (U.K.), and CATS Shanghai (China)
  • Planned and led Economics, Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship fundamental lessons, games and debates for students

Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV)


  • Examined the effectiveness of BIDV Quang Ngai Branch’s solutions, such as debt restructuring and interest-rate cut, in helping local small- and medium-sized enterprises access financing sources and banking services to maintain and expand production


L3 Innovation Challenge

Finalist, Verbal Commendation as Best Research

Fall 2018
  • A ten-week STEM Bootcamp at MIT hosted by YouthCities, Boston Children Hospital and LabCentral for high school students in the Greater Boston Area
  • Applied smart textile and 3D printing to create the SOGAI (System Of Glucose-Monitoring and Automatic Insulin-Injection) high-fidelity prototype and mySOGAI mobile app that helps parents monitor the glucose level of young patients with type 2 diabetes in real-time and remotely inject insulin through the smart wearable band storing insulin powder and saline solution

TEDxYouth talk


MAY 2019
  • Topic “Introvert to Extrovert: Can the Internet play a vital role?”
  • Shared the tremendous role of the internet in my journey of breaking the social prejudices and cultural stereotypes to become more extroverted and rediscover my abilities

Quang Ngai Provincial Youth Union’s 30Days Tay Tra Project

Lead Teacher, Medical Volunteer

Summer 2018
  • Chosen as the leader of the volunteering team who spent 30 days teaching disadvantaged children on the mountainous area of Tay Tra – one of the poorest districts in Vietnam – the fundamentals of Vietnamese, English and Mathematics
  • Helped provide ethnic minority families with basic healthcare facilities
  • Commended as Most Outstanding Volunteer by the Vice Secretary of Quang Ngai Provincial Youth Union Le Van Vin


Quang Ngai Provincial Youth Union’s International Student Exchange Summer Camp

Co-organizer, Head of Translation and Interpretation Team

  • Partnered with the Quang Ngai Provincial Youth Union and Student Putney Travel Organization to organize the province’s first international summer camp with the participation of fifty international students from around the globe and hundreds of local students
  • Created promotional campaigns and formulated agenda and conference content
  • Recruited volunteers and managed the Translation and Interpretation Team for the camp


Da Nang Youth Model United Nations Conference (DYMUN)

Chairman of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC)

Summer 2019
  • DYMUN is one of the five largest Model UN conferences in Indochina and the first one in Central Vietnam
  • Responsibilities include grading position papers, interviewing delegates, preparing background guides and contents, supervising and directing the UNODC committee during the four-day conference

CATS Academy boston

President, founder of CATS Economics Club

2018 – PRESENT
  • Founded the school’s first economics club as part of the CATS Cross-Colleges Economics Clubs Initiative
  • Recruited and led a team of eight students to represent CATS Academy Boston for the first time at the National Economics Challenge 2019
  • Planned and led Economics, Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship introductory lessons, games and debates for students after school


2018 – 2020
  • Elected as the Treasurer of the Student Government in the school election
  • Provided accounting for the school’s merchandise store and the CATS Hope Fundraising Project
  • Managed the budget for all the school’s events, including Halloween, Homecoming, Spirit Week
  • Liaised the school’s senior leadership team and the student body along with the President and Vice President

Adviser of Academic Committee

2018 – 2019
  • Chosen as the Adviser of Academic Committee by the Head of School, responsible for leading the student-led peer-tutoring team

Digital Editor, Lead Reporter of CATS Academy Courier

2018 – PRESENT
  • Coordinated and managed reporters and contributors for the school’s monthly newspapers
  • Managed the online platform of the student news and magazine

Secretary of the Model United Nations Club

2018 – 2019
  • Verbal Commendation as Best Voice of the Human Rights Council as Delegate of the State of Kuwait at MITMUNC XI


2018 – PRESENT
  • Instructed prospective students via TheAccessPlatform and led campus tours for visitors
  • Helped organize the Student Ambassadors’ cultural events, including Lunar New Year, Bi-Visibility Day, Culture Fair

Le Khiet High School for the Gifted

Executive Member of the Student Council, Event Coordinator

2017 – 2018
  • Coordinated the volunteering projects and events of the school, including November 20th, March 26th, New Year, Moon Festival

Co-founder & Vice President of Le Khiet News Network

2017 – 2018
  • Founded the school’s first student-led news platform, which became an essential part of the campus life and an informational bridge between current students, alumni, prospective students and parent

Founder & President of the Model United Nations Club

2017 – 2018
  • Hosted the school and Quang Ngai’s first Model UN Conference, LKMUNC I, with the participation of five local high schools



Senior Member, Featured Developer as @sirdoha

2016 – PRESENT
  • XDA-Developers Forum is the largest Android forum featuring five million developers
  • Developed the XZ2 Sound System for Android 4.4+ devices, which was featured on the Front Page of the Forum’s News Portal and 25 online technology news sites



2018 – present
  • A popular online press platform founded by The Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington focused on well-being, culture and society
  • Articles on my blog The Cosmopolite Guru occasionally get picked up and featured on this platform


Owner, editor-in-chief

2017 – present
  • A personal blog about economics, politics and culture in English and Vietnamese, featured four thousand monthly visitors



2017 – present
  • A personal video channel about mobile technology, product comparisons and user interfaces
  • Recognized by YouTube as a Bronze-tier Creator for hitting 20 thousand subscribers and 8 million views
  • Listed by CallMart as one of the most Influential Emerging YouTubers



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Contact Me

Get In Touch

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email: hainguyen@gaee.org

phone: +1 (339) 200-9537

organization website: www.gaee.org

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Le Dong Hai “DoHa” Nguyen, FRSA