Educator, The Olympia Schools
My-Linh Phan is an English and Language Art teacher at The Olympia Schools (TOS). By the age of 29, My-Linh has traveled to 29 different countries and taught in America, Italy, The Dominican Republic and Korea before finally settling down in her home country, Vietnam. Once a debater, My-Linh was determined to introduce this art of persuasion to local students. She led D-Doxa – TOS debate club to multiple championships such as Hanoi Debate Tournament 2017, Innompics Games 2018 and received invitations to Japan, Singapore and Harvard College tournaments. On a national level, for 2 consecutive years, My-Linh accompanied Team Vietnam to compete in World Schools Debating Championship, where she also held the position of national adjudicator. Remarkably in 2018, after chairing 8 preliminary rounds, My-Linh broke and judged the quarter final along with Top 20 judges around the world. Receiving WSDC’s “Best New Nation” award with Team Vietnam inspired her to organize Hanoi Open-Vietnam Schools Debating Championship, Vietnam’s very first national tournament, endorsed by Hanoi Department of Education and Training, where she is trusted as the Deputy Chief Adjudicator. Since then, My-Linh has devoted herself to promote debate nation-wide. It is truly My-Linh’s life-mission to see her students make a name for Vietnam on the world stage.