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Get to Know the COVID-19 Response Community

Coffee Chat Podcast

Coffee Chat with Emily Nguyen on YouTube

This podcast interview series, hosted by Valerie Kryger, is presented to help you get to know your COVID-19 Response co-workers in a more personal way. Join Valerie every month to find out more about your colleagues, what they’re working on, and their favorite morning beverage.

This month Valerie interviews Emily Nguyen.

Emily Nguyen

Emily Nguyen was born and raised in Westminster, California. She received a Bachelors of Science in Public Health from the University of California, San Diego. While in school, she worked at a wellness center and conducted qualitative research on topics such as COVID-19 and academic accommodations for disabled and neurodivergent identifying university students. In her free time she gardens, practices singing, and plays with her cats Chantilly and Chompers.

Emily Nguyen
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Meet the Coffee Chat Host

Valerie has a BS in Nutritional Science and a Master’s in Public Health. She works with the VTA+ as a facilitator and is the Mental Health and Wellness Liaison.  In this role, she fosters connection between the Mental Health Task Force and the CoP teams. This enables the teams to work collaboratively and respond promptly to emerging mental health concerns and support a balanced and resilient COVID Response workforce.

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