Thy was born in Vietnam, and migrated to Philadelphia with her family in her early teens. She brings years of experience in non-profit operations and development. Since college, she has been involved in local community organizing work in various capacities with Vietlead, from coordinating civic engagement events and supporting with community defense work, to spearheading the creation of the organization’s infrastructure and system. During her time at Groundswell Fund, she supported the stewardship of a vibrant community of funders. Thy is passionate about making changes to the current system, and providing support to those who were affected by it.