University: University of California, Berkeley
Major: Pure Mathematics
Languages: English, Vietnamese, Cantonese, French
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Biography: Greetings! My name is Thuan Phung and I am from Cho Lon, Vietnam. My passion lies in math and ballet. Living under the poverty threshold has taught me how truly limited low-income students are in the realm of arts. I was fortunate enough to have had secured a work-study job with San Jose Ballet in high school, where I was a teaching assistant in return for ballet lessons. Ballet has made a positive impact on my life and I hope I can share this gift with others. I believe in equal accessibility of the arts and dream of opening a performing arts studio that will provide financial aid to students whose families, like mine, could not otherwise afford ballet, piano, or flute lessons.
I attend UC Berkeley and study pure mathematics and am continuing my dance training.