Linda Nguyen was born in a small town called Kennewick, Washington and moved to Portland, Oregon in September of 2011 to attend school at Portland State University.
In June of 2015, she graduated from Portland State University with her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and community health education. During her undergraduate degree, she volunteered at the Women’s Resource Center as a Student Support Specialist and at the Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center as a steering committee member.
Since September of 2016, she has been a student in the Master of Social Work Program at Portland State University. Her overall career goal is to provide survivors of sexual assault the necessary resources and services that they have difficulty in accessing in various communities and organizations.
Besides being a student in the Master of Social Work Program, she is currently working an On-Call International Case Manager at a domestic violence/sexual assault organization and a Prevention and Education Specialist at the Sexual Assault Resource Center.
Since going to school and working can be difficult at times, she spends a lot of her time taking photos and writing about love, relationships, and heartbreak for self-care.
- Self-care refers to activities and practices that we can engage in on a regular basis to reduce stress and maintain and enhance our short- and longer-term health and well-being.