Helen grew up in Charlotte and with parents who came to the United States from Vietnam was the first in her family to graduate from high school and attend college. She graduated from UNC with a degree in clinical lab science, and after college worked as a manager for a nail salon, director and swim instructor for a YMCA, and as a medical laboratory scientist at Caromont Health in Gastonia.
As a medical student, Helen has served as copresident for the UNC School of Medicine AMWA and completed a research fellowship year with the UNC Department of Dermatology. Helen’s research has focused on Hidradenitis Suppurativa. She has been a content contributor for the Council for Nail Disorders, served as a student lead for Hope for HS, and volunteered as UNC School of Medicine admissions committee evaluator. In addition, she has worked as a co-leader for the UNC SOM medical mentors and served as co-president of the UNC AMWA chapter as well as co-president of the Minority Women in Medicine through the UNC SNMA. She is planning on a career involving complex medical dermatology.
Helen enjoys boxing, interior designing, and building realistic 1:24 scale miniature dollhouses.
Medical School: University of North Carolina
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina