Meet Monique Mai

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Hometown: Methuen, MA

Alma Mater: University of Connecticut

Occupation: Surgical Neurophysiologist

Favorite Color: Green

Dream Destination: Vietnam and Korea

Advice: Be your true authentic self.


I want to help make a positive impact on my community and inspire future generations to take action on what they are passionate about. This work is not only rewarding, but it allows me to see a different perspective and engage with multiple diverse communities. 


What brought me to NOVA was wanting to be involved with the Vietnamese/ Vietnamese American community after graduating from college. When I moved to the South Shore, I felt like something was missing. After learning about NOVA through Nghi at VES-5 and what the organization stands for, I was all in. I have seen NOVA build positive coalitions through empowering community members and engaging with multiple stakeholders. That is why I am so grateful to be a part of NOVA. 


Fun Facts: I love to travel and being outdoors. My favorite trip so far was hiking Half Dome in Yosemite. Very challenging but worthwhile! Another fun fact is that I have an Irish Twin (we are only 361 days apart!).  

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