Khahn Nguyen devotes her time and energy to helping students get into college. At Bryan Adams High School she is helping students with securing letters of recommendation, setting up college visits, sending out transcripts, and navigating the financial aid and scholarship process. When we were interviewing Ms.Nguyen, a student in her office called she was basically a “2nd mom.”

Khanh grew up in DFW and later migrated to New Orleans as a reporter for Fox News to cover Hurricane Katrina. After witnessing the poverty and segregation in the city, she wanted to figure out how she could make grass roots level change. She enrolled in TeachNOLA and then taught in New Orleans for 6 years.

After a short stint in Washington D.C. working for a think tank, Khahn convinced her fiance to move back to Dallas. She found ASP (Academic Success Program), an organization that aligned to her goals and mission of affecting change. She was placed at Bryan Adams High School, a school only 5 miles from where she grew up. And she loves the students there. She describes them as “tenacious Texans, gritty, super determined, and hyper competitive. They treat each other like family and look out for each other.”