We are a group of volunteers from across the country. KNKB hopes to bring credible news and discussion to the Vietnamese community. Our goal is to start a discussion among family members that lead to a productive conversation about our political climate.
“Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow. Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.”– Malala Yousafzai
Our Team consists of young professional Vietnamese Americans who all came together to achieve a common goal: To remove biases in our news media.
[Taken From The-interpreter.org]
Unfortunately, and those within the Vietnamese community can perhaps relate, our parents and relatives do not have access to reliable news sources due to the burden of language barriers. They are constantly subjected to distorted or outright fake news from questionable sources, to radio hosts and Youtubers whose goal is not to inform, but to be pundits. Therefore, this news aggregator is my solution to this unique problem in our community.
As a subset of “The Interpreter”, KNKB shares similar goals:
1) Bridge the information gap caused by the language barrier by translating relevant news, editorial, op-ed, and opinion articles from a reputable international news agency, into Vietnamese
2) provide young people with Vietnamese-language materials to help them start difficult conversations regarding social justice, police brutality, solidarity, and the history of racism in America.
KNKB Core Team Member
Born in Vietnam in 1996, Oanh Tran secured her love for Vietnamese food and culture. After immigrating to the United States, she attended the University of Texas at Austin with a double major in Chemistry and Biochemistry (BOGO). She also researched at Johns Hopkins and Cornell University to study immunology, virology, and longevity. Currently, she’s a Ph.D. Candidate at UC Irvine, pursuing her dream of doing research and becoming a scientist (and maybe win a Nobel prize). Through KNKB, she hopes to educate all the members of the communities on important issues and policies!
Bảo Trân is currently one of KNKB’s content creators. Bảo Trân has a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and a master’s in Healthcare Leadership. Currently, she works for a health system in the U.S. Bảo Trân joined KNKB to foster connection and a sense of belonging among the Vietnamese diasporas. In her free time, Bảo Trân loves making music and enjoy food from different cuisines. Her favorite Vietnamese dishes are from Hue (bánh nậm, bánh bèo, bánh bột lọc). She also enjoys hiking and traveling to learn about different cultures. She’s been to 17 countries so far.
Kim Pham, VN, thinks she’s able to get people to watch the whole video.
Madelyn-HoangDiem Mai, a Bilingual Lead Therapist at Universal Health Systems, is also KNKB’s content creator. Maddie has a Bachelor’s in Psychology at Rockhurst University and a Master’s in Social Work at Simmons University. While pursuing her career as a Therapist, Maddie worked as a Medical Vietnamese Interpreter at Children’s Mercy Hospital and a Bilingual Pharmacy Technician in Walmart. In volunteering for KNKB, she hopes to share her therapeutic experiences and knowledge to bring more awareness about mental and behavioral health to the Vietnamese Community.
If you’re interested in joining our team, please apply: Join KNKB