My Tam H. Nguyen — Business Development

My Tam is passionate about bridging private, public, and nonprofit entities to address urgent societal challenges. She has extensive experience applying design thinking, smart city strategies, and alternative economic models for urban and rural communities, both in Europe and the U.S. She has served the City of Seattle as the public engagement lead for the city planning team, and as new media manager for Washington State’s Office of the Governor. My Tam holds a Master of Arts in urban planning from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in journalism and international studies. She’s currently a political partner fellow for the Truman National Security Project, and a fellow of Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program.

Most interesting home you’ve lived in?

“The aluminum thatched roof house in the Vietnamese fishing town where I grew up. There was no regular electricity, running water, or paved roads. My fondest memories are during the monsoon season, falling asleep to the sound of heavy rains pouring on the aluminum roof and waking up to fish swimming into my living room from the overflowing creek next door.”