Amanda Nguyen

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Amanda Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Rise, a social movement accelerator, and a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee. She penned her own civil rights into existence and unanimously passed the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights after having to navigate the broken criminal justice system after her own rape. Previously Nguyen was appointed by President Barack Obama to the US Department of State as his deputy White House liaison and served at NASA.