Bellevue resident My-Linh Thai is running for the Bellevue School Board, vying for the fifth position.
Thai is Vietnamese American and came to the United States at the age of 15 as a war refuge. She has been involved with the Vietnamese community since college, serving as editor in chief of a Vietnamese student journal and acting as a medical interpreter and translator for newly arrived immigrants.
After moving back to Seattle from Montana in 2008, Thai has been involved with education, organizing fundraisers and academic competitions as well as serving at the executive vice president of the Bellevue PTSA. In 2008 and 2012, Thai returned to Vietnam to help teach in the country’s first graduate nursing program.
Thai is facing two opponents in Bellevue residents Ed Luera and Erik Fretheim. (end)