Bee Nguyen

The founder of Grand Tactics on youth culture, working with your significant other, and keeping the faith.


I emigrated from Vietnam right after the war. I must have been seven or eight months old. I have no recollection of it, but I'm proud to say that I was born there. 

My grandparents had seven girls and one boy, and their oldest, my aunt, worked for the U.S. Embassy, so we were able to get the heads up and fly out. You get processed and your immunization shots in Guam, and then they drop you in Camp Pendleton, an immigration camp in San Diego, where you wait for different church families to help sponsor you and get you acclimated.