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Huong Le

Educator/Environmental activist

Lê Nguyễn Thiên Hương is an educator by day and an environmental activist by night. She has been working in the field of education for a decade at different roles – a tutor, a teaching assistant, a teacher, a counselor, an admissions officer, etc. On the other hand, traveling has always been a big part of her life. And her expedition to Sơn Đoòng in 2014 has marked a big turning point for her. At the time, Hương was in the process of applying to graduate school for the major of Educational Psychology. But what she found out at Sơn Đoòng has changed her direction completely. Her #SaveSonDoong campaign earned her a scholarship to Brandeis University, where she did two Master degrees in Nonprofit Management and Sustainable Development.

Representing #SaveSonDoong, Hương had the chance to meet and talk to Former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016. In 2017, Hương persuaded Ryot (a VR channel of The Huffington Post) to come to Việt Nam and did an investigation documentary on Sơn Đoòng, in which she worked as a Field Producer for them. Thanks to this piece, Hương was invited to New York to join a talk show, “Build” on AOL channel. Currently, her campaign focuses on promoting preserving Sơn Đoòng through the medium of virtual reality. Hương was recently selected for the list of Forbes 30 Under 30 Việt Nam 2018.