San José State University Trustee Emeritus William Hauck and Padget Kaiser Scholar
Andy Nguyen overcame many challenges. He was raised by a single mother in Vietnam, diagnosed with epilepsy at six years old, struggled with depression and learned English later in life. Yet, Andy has used his experiences to improve his life and the lives of others.
Andy is currently a junior at San José State University, earning a bachelor’s degree of fine arts in graphic design. He uses his passion for photography to benefit children with disabilities through his numerous fundraising exhibits and has been recognized several times for his work in the community.
Andy’s ultimate goal is to earn a master’s degree and teach art at a local high school. In addition, he plans to continue his volunteer work and add a global component to help children with disabilities worldwide.