California State University, East BayWilliam Randolph Hearst Scholar
Hickry Nguyen is a first-generation Asian American college student whose family struggles living in poverty and lacks the resources to support him and his brothers. However, he carries his parents’ dreams and expectations of achieving higher education.
A senior at California State University, East Bay, Hickry is majoring in health science with a preclinical option. His passion has led him to volunteer at Highland Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and the Asian Network Pacific Home Care & Hospice, where he assists and supports patients, while advocating for the Asian community.
After completing his bachelor’s degree at Cal State East Bay, Hickry plans to attend graduate school for physical therapy.