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Name: Tien Cao “Shuu”

OSE Position: Social Media Mentor

What are you going to school for? I am working on AA Degree at TCC first, then I'll transfer to UW Bothell next summer to earn a Bachelor of Design Degree later. I hope I can be a potential User Interface/graphic designer in the future with my degree.

What do you want to achieve as an Office of Student Engagement member this year? I want to make more friends, be involved in a professional workplace at the OSE and I can gain valuable experience by working on campus.

What made you decide to become a TCC student? My aunt used to study at Tacoma Community College and she recommended TCC to me. Then, I found that TCC has a friendly environment and its teachers usually do respect and care about their students, so I decided to stay at TCC to finish my AA degree.

What advice do you have for new students starting at TCC this year? I think if you don't know much about TCC and what classes you should take for your degree, please feel free to ask your advisors or any employees at buildings 7,11, and 14 about every concern you have, they will have the right answers you want. Then, you will know what to do and you can start to plan your future classes/jobs/careers in the first year at TCC.

What is one thing you want TCC students to know about you that you feel will help them understand you better? English is my second language, so I usually feel nervous while talking with others in English, so please be patient with me so I can explain what I mean to you clearly.

If you could be any character from a childhood fairytale, book, movie, or TV show; who would you be and why? I would like to be Ariel in "The Little Mermaid" since I was impressed with her risky journey to find the true love even though she could lose it all before the prince knows she's the right one who he was looking for everywhere. And since the main actress of the live-action movie "Little Mermaid" can be a black girl, who says Ariel can't be an Asian girl?

You’re at a make-your-own sundae bar. Which toppings do you choose? I would like to choose brownie bits, Oreo cookies, jelly beans, gummy bears, chocolate chips, blueberries, and raspberries.

If you could have any super power what would it be and why? If I had one superpower, I'd like to be able to fly or use teleportation. Then, I would stay in Vietnam to enjoy street food and visit other countries in the world right away to learn and experience new things about people and culture.

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