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Linh Thai

Embracing the Suck: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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Linh is a refugee from Vietnam and a naturalized citizen. After graduating from the University of Washington with a major in Political Science and a minor in International Relations, Linh continued his passion for public service as an officer in the US Army, which took him to many corners of the world including Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Upon leaving the service and making Seattle home, Linh pursued advanced studies in the Master in Leadership Development & System Change at the Leadership Institute of Seattle. 


Linh’s passionate and extensive experience in community organizing, leadership development, and cultural awareness/Diversity training led him to his current position as the District Representative for US Congressman Adam Smith, conducting outreach in the 9th Congressional District, as the lead staff on Foreign Affairs, NGO’s, Military, Veterans affairs, Progressives, Faith organizations, Law Enforcement, and Philanthropy. 


Linh is a 2016 Alum of the World Affairs Council’s Fellows Program and is a member of the Global Leadership Forum’s 2017 Cohort. He is active in numerous community organizations including: Overseas Vovinam Management

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