Tan Nguyen is an Assistant Director of Events & Communications at The Ohio State University. In addition, she runs Tan Dan Design, providing marketing and creative services to businesses in Columbus, New York, DC, and beyond. During her years living in New York, she had the honor of working with The Stonewall Community Foundation in NYC, The Women’s Bond Club and The Anti-Violence Project, helping them to achieve fundraising goals during their annual gala events.
As an entrepreneur, she left NY for DC, launching Rebel Heroes, a food truck which quickly rose to #1 according to a Washington Post survey. They were featured on Eat Street, a Cooking Channel show in 2010 and featured in numerous Best Of lists in the region.
As a response to rising incidences of hate-speech last year after the election, she helped start No Hate Space, a grassroots movement which has helped put countless signs stating support for at-risk communities in windows of businesses and homes in Columbus and all over the country.
Tan has a B.A. from George Washington University in International Affairs and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia while living abroad in Japan and Sweden. She honed her visual craft at Parsons School of Design.
Tan is proud to be a new board member and looks forward to contributing towards building a more diverse and inclusive LGBTQ community in Columbus. She is married to sociologist Elizabeth Lee.