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Scope/Content: An oral history with Thien Si Pham, born in 1982 in Saigon, Vietnam. He came to America in 1993 at 11 years old through the Humanitarian Operation Program. He discusses his experiences readjusting to life in the United States, touching on educational differences as well as cultural differences. He also discusses social issues in the U.S. along with his religious values. Lastly, he recalls several childhood memories from Vietnam. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from UC Irvine and his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Cal State Long Beach. He now works as a software developer and resides in Santa Ana, California with his parents and siblings. Scope/Content: This recording is from the Vietnamese American Experience Class Oral Histories, 2014 Spring subcollection. Scope/Content: Thien Pham at his home on the day of the interview, Photographer Jennifer Duong, 2014
1 mp3 audio file; 1 pdf transcription English; 1 pdf time log English; 3 jpg image files
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