Thu-An Duong



Thu-An Duong has an international background. She was born and raised in France, had few work and leadership experience in Vietnam, completed her undergrad education in the United States, and has traveled in 23 different countries and 66 different cities. 

She graduated from Northeastern University (NEU) in Boston with a Bachelor in International Business, specialization in Marketing, along with a dual degree from NEOMA Business School, her home University in Reims, France. 

She has developed a passion for education, social entrepreneurship, and social justice during her freshman year in NEOMA, by joining AIME student organization which purpose is to promote social entrepreneurship in the student body. She discovered her passion through microfinance, and founded and managed “Rise Up Vietnam!” a microfinance mission operating in South Vietnam for 2 years. 
She also joined Social Enterprise Institute Student Association (SEISA) at NEU where she volunteered in long-term projects, and founded with her team a microfinance institution called Masiphumelele Community Innovations (MCI) located in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Her co-op experiences helped her develop skills, while understanding herself better, personally and professionally. She believes every student should have the opportunity to do so before graduating, so they can understand what paths to choose. 

She joined CfSI to pursue her passion while further developing skills in her role of Marketing and Communications fellow by contributing to the organization’s growth, as well as learning from the experienced team she is surrounded by.