Bio for Hong Alyce Van

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Hong Alyce Van was born in a refugee camp in Hong Kong. She is the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants and is the second oldest of seven children. Alyce has lived in Stanton since the age of two. Alyce attended Twila Reid Elementary School, Orangeview Junior High School, and graduated from Rancho Alamitos High School as valedictorian of her class. She went on to receive degrees from Yale University and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Alyce has had a robust international career which includes advocating for survivors of human trafficking, addressing issues of poverty and child malnutrition, and promoting cross-cultural understanding between the United States and other nations. During her tenure as Vietnam Program Director for a company headquartered in Washington, D.C., Alyce helped rebuild schools, construct homes, and improve access to sanitation for numerous communities in rural Vietnam. After her return to the United States, Alyce worked for California State University to organize and provide training to international groups seeking an American perspective and education.

Alyce has a deep passion for community service and believes in paying it forward. She currently serves as a City Council Member in Stanton, Vice-Chair of the Stanton Community Foundation, Secretary of the Stanton Community Garden, PTA Executive Vice President at DeMille Elementary School, and Library Advisory Board Member of the Orange County Public Library.

Alyce and her husband have been foster parents since 2015, and their son was born in 2016. They enjoy going to libraries, parks, and community events as a family.