Rosette Nguyen


Name: Rosette Nguyen

Yale Affiliation: Bachelor of Science, 1988

Where you live: Santa Clara, California

What you do: I manage a portfolio of investments and advise start-ups in bringing products and services to market.  I've spent most of my career at high-tech companies, where I have guided strategy and execution to bring advanced technologies to customers worldwide.  A common thread across my career has been drawing insights from research and data to inspire and guide transformations for better outcomes.  

I've also recently done that when I created and published a book, Wholesome Vietnamese Cooking, to:  1)  teach and encourage current and future generations to cook with integrity by using wholesome ingredients and safe methods based on nutrition science to maximize real flavors and health benefits; 2) bring more transparency to the vast world of Vietnamese cuisine by highlighting cultural and historical contributions with recipes passed down to me from previous generations; and 3) expand our minds while bringing us together as we explore the wonders of Vietnamese cooking along with some international dishes, which people of many cultures can enjoy.  I feel that doing so will enhance our sense of community, our respect for cultural differences and shared human values, and thereby our commitment to equity for people of different backgrounds.

Your family: My husband also has spent most of his career in high tech.  He is handy with the barbecue and can fix a lot of things around the house.  We have a teenage son with an inquisitive mind, a penchant for tinkering, a knack for ice hockey, and a heart of gold.  My parents, who live nearby, help us to remember to make the most of each day and appreciate all of life's blessings.

Other Yale volunteer work: I’ve organized and hosted groups of alumni volunteers for Yale Day of Service (YDoS) and for additional community service events in Silicon Valley.  Along with fellow alumni, I advocated the expansion of YDoS to a program with more frequent community service events and a more flexible schedule.  Subsequently, in 2020 YDoS became Yale Year of Service to encourage Yalies to collaborate with their local and online communities at times and in ways that worked best for everyone involved.  As a member of the Yale Alumni Schools Committee (ASC) since 2010, I've been interviewing high school students applying for admission to Yale College.  I am an active participant in the YaleWomen Writers Group, in which I lend support to and share experience with fellow Yale women writers.  

Something we might not know about you: I do aerobic exercises everyday to my favorite Gilad Janklowics video.  It not only helps me to feel and think better but also is entertaining. 

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  • Jennifer Madar
    published this page in Council 2022-02-23 19:27:15 -0500