Bao Thien Ngo

Working under the title of Vietnamese American designer, Bao is a professional jack-of-all-trades like Nathan Myhrvold, engaging in graphic and web design, writing, web programming, marketing, filmmaking, event management, research, and social entrepreneurship. Currently he is the co-founder and boardmember of the CayDa Foundation, an organization based in San Jose devoted to researching innovative ways to improve the Vietnamese American community. He, along with Tam Phan, co-founded Vietlicious, an online Vietnamese American apparel store.

He was formerly the Co-Executive Director of the Children Moon Festival of Northern California. He was a founding member of UVSA Northern California, a coalition of Vietnamese Student Associations, and served as its Arts Commissioner Chair (2008–2010). He served as Webmaster-Historian (2002–2003) of UCLA Vietnamese Student Union. He was the co-editor of the film Things I'll Never Say (2005) and co-producer of La Petite Salon (2009).

Motivated by the need to free himself from the office cubicle, he enjoys studying leadership theory and organizational studies, lifestyle design, and web technology. He also takes interest in post-classical science, and Vietnamese history and philosophy. His dream is to see his future daughter be married at a Vietnamese community center built along the beautiful coastline of California, headquarters of a future Lantern Moon Festival Society.


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