Thuy has always been passionate about people and health. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, but raised in New Orleans, her love of southern community and hospitality inspired her to major in health sciences in college. Then, after moving to southern California a few years ago, she helped drive several Silicon Beach startups that focused on technology and healthcare.
At Seed, Thuy leads the Member Experience team. She spends her time connecting Seed’s outside community to the Seed biome, to make sure the best information is shared between our customers our partners, and our team.
When she is OOO, Thuy loves checking out vegan restaurants in the LA area and taking naps. She recently rescued a precocious terrier mix pup, whose favorite pastime is injecting herself into meetings and phone calls at Seed.
In conversation with Thuy:
Six word story of your life. Where is the nearest boba place?
What was your first brush with science? Soda bottle tornadoes in first grade!
Why do you think bacteria are important? All living things are part of a pyramid, and the smallest ones at the bottom, like bacteria, provide a stable base for microorganisms like us.
How do you define science? Always learning from mistakes.
How do you define health? “The groundwork for all happiness is good health.”- Leigh Hunt
What are you currently reading / listening / watching? BBC’s Planet Earth
Favorite microbiome-nurturing food? Asparagus
Scientist, dead or alive, you’d like to eat with? Chien-Shiung Wu
Microbiome perturbation you’re trying to give up. Deep-fried Oreos
Favorite science joke or best mindgasm fact? A flea can accelerate faster than the Space Shuttle.
One fact most people don’t know about you: Been a vegetarian for 18 years and counting.