I am ethnically Chinese, born in Vietnam. The first five years of my life was spent with my family trying to escape the Vietnamese Communist. There were many failed attempts, before we finally succeeded by escaping on a fishing boat. I was six years-old when we arrived in the U.S.; making me a 1.5 generation Chinese Vietnamese American. It’s a mark of pride to be one of the few Vietnamese bilingual Psychologists helping the large under-served Vietnamese population here in Orange County.