Bee Nguyen

As the first Vietnamese-American woman elected to Georgia’s general assembly, State Representative Bee Nguyen has used her platform to advocate for women, refugees, and underserved communities of color. She is the founder of Athena’s Warehouse, a nonprofit focused on educating and empowering teenage girls through positive female role models, and has worked with high school teachers and undocumented students on a public art installation examining the idea of cultural identity. In 2015, when Georgia’s governor tried to prevent Syrian refugees from entering the state, Bee worked with local groups to help resettle a family of nine.

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