Thùy was born in Sài Gòn and grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York. After graduating from Vassar College, she moved to New York City and eventually became an attorney. She became active with the Vietnamese community in 2004 to improve her own Vietnamese language skills and eventually became one of the founders of the Vietnam Heritage Center. As Executive Director, Thùy oversees both the day-to-day operations and strategic planning at VHC. In her spare time, Thùy likes to watch football and mail handwritten letters to her friends and family.
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