I have always been moved and motivated by the magnificent diversity within our world and appalled by the simultaneous injustices. I have vowed to use my education as a catalyst to correct such injustices and pursue the empowerment of others. To do so, I will continuously advocate for change so that local, national and international policies and practices recognize the intrinsic value of every life and every component of our natural environment. Above all, I will strive to maintain optimism in the face of adversity and celebrate achievements both big and small. Join me as I pursue this personal mission in Vietnam with the Vietnam Centre for Cleaner Production.