“Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.” – Charles Reade
I was born and raised primarily in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam until 2011, when I departed to Helsinki, Finland for my Bachelor in Economics at Aalto University, and for exchange studies in behavioral economics, philosophy and political science at National University of Singapore. In 2014, I headed to Amsterdam to pursue the Research Master degree in Economics at the Tinbergen Institute.
Since September 2016, I am a PhD candidate in Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, exploring the existence and magnitude of systemic biases in complex, strategic human interactions such as debating, negotiation or creative processes.
I am also an avid competitive debater & adjudicator, having participated in 45+ debate tournaments across 23 European and Asian countries and achieved major international successes, most recently at the World and European Universities Debate Championships. Debating and adjudicating at the professional level enables me to continuously train my logic argumentation, strategic intuition and most importantly, respectful communication with individuals from various walks of life.
As debating is a crucial tool to sharpen democratic civic engagement, with extensive coaching and adjudicating activities, I strive to provide a solid social and learning foundation for as many people to pick up debating as possible, especially those from less developed debate circuits in Vietnam, Finland and the Netherlands.