Who am I?
AN ASPIRING ECONOMIST
An amateur journalist
A SOCIAL ACTIVIST
A SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
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)
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.
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.
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.
SEP 2018 - PRESENT
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
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
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."
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.
AUG 2019 - PRESENT
Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
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)
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.
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.