about me

Who am I?

AN ASPIRING ECONOMIST

AN ASPIRING ECONOMIST

An amateur journalist

An amateur journalist

A SOCIAL ACTIVIST

A SOCIAL ACTIVIST

A SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

A SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

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Economics Activities

Jan 2017 - Current

Global Association of Economics Education (GAEE)

Founder & Executive Director

I established and managed a multinational 501c3 NGO that provides financial literacy, economics and entrepreneurship education to middle and high school students across the globe. Under my leadership, GAEE has been recognized as an international chapter of the World Economics Association (WEA). It also secured partnership and patronship from the United Nations, Financial Times, AIESEC, Amazon Smile, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, TechSoup.

JUN 2019 - CURRENT

Royal Economic Society (RES)

Developing-country Member

I joined the RES as a Developing-Country member and participated in the Young Economist of the Year 2019 essay competition, where I won the "High Commendation" award. The essay about Universal Basic Income (UBI) that I submitted was chosen as one of the 36 best papers among 1300 submitted ones and was published by a German publishing house.

Summer 2019

Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV)

Interned Analyst/Researcher

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.

OCT 2018 - JUN 2020

CATS Cross-Colleges Economics Clubs Initiative

Founder & Co-President

I founded the Initiative to facilitate economics education exchange among students of CATS Colleges: CATS Academy Boston (US), CATS College London, CATS College Canterbury, CATS College Cambridge (UK), and CATS Shanghai (China). I recruited, trained and led the team of eight students to represent CATS Academy Boston for the first time at the National Economics Challenge 2019. The clubs have become a learning hub for CATS students to engage in economics discussions, debates, quizzes and study-groups.

Online Activities

SEP 2018 - PRESENT

Thrive Global

Senior Contributor

Contributing to the Lifestyle column, I syndicate hand-picked articles from my blog The Cosmopolite Guru to feature in the online platform of Thrive Global.

MAR 2016 - JUL 2018

XDA-Developers Forum

Senior Member, Featured Developer

Under the alias of @sirdoha, I 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.

SEP 2018 - PRESENT

Dong Hai STUDIO

Owner/YouTuber

My channel focused on mobile technology, product comparisons, and user interfaces. With twenty thousand subscribers and ten million views, the channel was recognized by YouTube as a Bronze-tier Creator and listed in the CallMart's list of "Influential Emerging YouTubers."

Education

AUG 2018 - JUN 2020

Cambridge Arts, Technologies and Sciences (CATS) Academy

Boston, MA, United States

As one of the two students winning the 2018 CEG Ivy Scholarship Award, I attended the Academy with a full-ride scholarship covering both tuition and accommodation fees. I won the school's Excellence in Economics award for two consecutive years. Graduated High Honors with 3.9/4.0 GPA, completing 9 Advanced Placement courses. Activities: Elected Student Body Treasurer, Editor of the Academy Courier, Founder & President of the Economics Club, Secretary of the Model UN Club, Student Ambassador, Scholar Program Member.

SEP 2017 - JUN 2018

Le Khiet High School for the Gifted

Quang Ngai, Vietnam

Scoring the second highest in the highly selective entrance examination, I was inducted into the English specialized class. Graduated Grade 10 with the highest GPA (9.5/10) in the 2017-2018 Class. Activities: Founder & VP of Le Khiet News Network, Co-founder of Debate/MUN Club, Speaker of English Club.

Social ENTERPRISE

AUG 2019 - PRESENT

Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)

Fellow

In recognition of my contribution to economics education through GAEE, the Board of the RSA elected me a Fellow. At the age of 17, I am the youngest person to be awarded the Fellowship of this prestigious royal society. I also joined the Spring 2020 mentorship cohort of the RSA Network in the US.

MAR 2020 - JUN 2020

Quang Ngai COVID-19 RICE ATM

Distribution Volunteer, Financial Coordinator

I helped the alumni at my old schools to set up a ATM machine that distributes 20 tonnes of free rice for more than five thousand people economically crippled by the coronavirus lockdown order. Mobilizing the help of my neighborhood, I myself raised one ton of rice and instant noodles for the campaign.

Summer 2019 & 2020

Danang Youth Model United Nations (DYMUN)

Chair

As Chair of DYMUN'19 and '20, my responsibilities include grading position papers, interviewing delegates, preparing background guides and contents, supervising, and directing the committee throughout the conference.

Summer 2017

Quang Ngai International Student Exchange Summer Camp

Translation and Interpretation Coordinator

I worked 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 thirty international students from around the globe and hundreds of local students. Managing the Translation and Interpretation Team for the camp, I also helped to create promotional campaigns and formulated agenda and conference content.

Some of my stuffs

The Internet’s prison of procrastination - TEDxYouth

How the Internet changed me from introvert to extrovert - TEDx

My debut piano album "The Nostalgist" - Spotify

My paper "The Case against the Universal Basic Income" - Amazon

Computer Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Android System Modification using Java

Android System Modification using Java

GRAPHIC AND VIDEO EDITING USING ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE

GRAPHIC AND VIDEO EDITING USING ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE

Website Designing using HTML5 and WordPress

Website Designing using HTML5 and WordPress

Languages

Vietnamese

English

French

Fun Fact

YOUNGEST ELECTED FELLOW OF THE RSA

YOUNGEST ELECTED FELLOW OF THE RSA

1 ALBUM PUBLISHED oN SPOTIFY

1 ALBUM PUBLISHED oN SPOTIFY

3000+ HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

3000+ HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

8 NATIONAL/INTL AWARDS WON

8 NATIONAL/INTL AWARDS WON

From the Press

Yahoo! Finance/Lifestyle

Yahoo! Finance/Lifestyle

Meet the 17-year-old “Democratizer” of Economics Education

Le Dong Hai “DoHa” Nguyen FRSA, a student activist from Vietnam, is disrupting the status-quo of economics education among pre-undergraduate students in developing countries.

The London Economic

The London Economic

Meet Le Dong Hai “DoHa” Nguyen, the youngest Fellow of the RSA

A rising star of Asia, Le Dong Hai Nguyen from Vietnam becomes one of the youngest foreigners in the history to be awarded the prestigious Fellowship of this royal society.

Apple News

Apple News

Student-led Nonprofit Organization 'GAEE' receives NGO status

Still being in high school, Nguyen had founded the organization a couple of years ago and is now a Member of the Royal Economic Society and the youngest Fellow of the prestigious RSA.

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