Diana Nguyen was born and raised in Orange County, California. Her parents escaped to America during the Vietnam War as war refugees. She has an older brother and two older sisters (one who lives and was raised in Germany with her foster mother, her aunt), which makes her the youngest. Her parents have instilled in her the importance of earning an education as well as excelling when it comes to work ethics and character.
Diana Nguyen attended the University of California, Irvine and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science (with a specialization in secondary education) along with a double minor in history and education. After that, she received her CA Single Subject Teaching Credential in the Social Sciences at UC, Irvine. Being a life-long learner, she also worked towards completing her credential in the English-Language Arts as well as earning a Master’s Degree at CSULB in Curriculum and Instruction. This academic school year 2021-2022 will be her eighth year teaching (her previous teaching experience was at a 6-12 Grade school in Huntington Park, CA for seven years in which she taught both English and History). Her goals within the next five years is to become credentialed in English-Language Development as well as become National Board Certified.
The belief in the love of learning is what drives her to teach at Samueli Academy. Living successfully and passionately is what she wishes for her scholars. Her commitment to her students, the parents, and the school community includes ensuring that her scholars are more prepared for college, career, and life.