Growing up with a single mother but being fortunate to go to school led Binh to believe firmly in the need to reach out to our neighbors with arms of compassion & education values. This belief reflects in his involvement with different organizations when he emigrated from Vietnam and chose to live with his relatives in the East Side of San Jose, which struggled with severe socioeconomic challenges. Through his work with elected officials and non-profit organizations such as S.I.R.E.N., and Community Health Partnership, his vision of health and medicine was infused with political advocacy. He found himself as a patient advocate and made legislative visits to fight for bills that would address loopholes in health coverage to immigrants.  Through building relationships with doctors, he became more passionate about being a doctor to make a difference in people’s lives.