Quynh Nguyen has joined The Shadow Project as its program manager, overseeing the organization’s partner schools, including service development, delivery, and evaluation.
Quynh has 18 years of experience in program management and community engagement. Most recently, Quynh was the Asian Pacific Islander Family Engagement Specialist for the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization in Portland. She also has experience as family services coordinator for Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services in Honolulu, as a special education teacher in Waipahu, Hawaii, and as senior development officer for the Honolulu chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Quynh has a master’s degree in peace and conflict transformation from the European Peace University in Austria, and a bachelor of arts in education from the University of Portland. A native of Vietnam who grew up in Portland, Quynh has a deep understanding of the special education population in public schools, having a sister with special needs.
“Quynh has a tremendous heart for our population, combined with a deep understanding of the needs of children and teachers in special education, and their families,” said Shadow Project Founder and Executive Director Christy Scattarella. “We are excited to have her on board to help take our programming to the next level.”