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Vy (VI) Tuong Vo
Campaign Manager for Healthy Richmond Campaigns
Vy is of Southeast Asian refugee-immigrant background and began her social justice journey as a youth advocate and organizer in San Jose focusing on various intersectional public health policies and actions. Before coming to Healthy Richmond, she worked at Seneca Family of Agencies where she supported various adolescent mental health/crisis services programs. In her current position with Healthy Richmond, she hopes to bring her intersectional and interdisciplinary skill sets to continue serving priority populations and communities in the City of Richmond, West Contra Costa, and special populations within Contra Costa County.
She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a double major in Political Economy and Social Welfare with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. As a student worker she held various positions in organizational leadership development, marketing and communications. Additionally, she worked with partners in the Southeast Asian Student Coalition to create curriculum for their youth mentorship program and organized a coalition of social welfare lobbyist to advocate with the NASW on behalf of progressive legislation serving priority populations. Upon leaving UC Berkeley Vy went back to her community organizing roots and served as Youth Advocacy Coordinator with an LGBTQ public health campaign which successfully passed a tobacco addiction prevention ordinance in the City of Fremont.