Nga Vuong-Sandoval

Nga Vương-Sandoval is a fierce and passionate social justice advocate for the refugee and immigrant communities by amplifying these voices through education, advocacy, storytelling, and lobbying.

She and her family were forced to flee their homeland Việt Nam, became known as “boat people,” were displaced on refugee camps, and ultimately were resettled in the U.S.  

Nga amplifies the voices and issues for refugees and immigrants by serving as the Refugee Congress Delegate for Colorado. She’s a founding member and public speaker with Colorado Refugee Speakers Bureau. She lends her refugee experience and insight by serving as the first refugee elected to Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains Board of Directors. She serves as a Noble Ambassador for Christina Noble Children’s Foundation that serves vulnerable children and families in Việt Nam and Mongolia.

She piloted training for NPR News Morning Edition-StoryCorp and conducts storytelling and advocacy training for refugee and immigrant leaders across the U.S.

She testified at Colorado Legislation in the Senate Sub-committee and House Sub-committee for SB230: Colorado Refugee Services Program that was codified into law.  As part of a Colorado delegation, she served as the only refugee who lobbied at Capitol Hill in support of continuing U.S. refugee admissions and resettlement.

Nga has spoken at numerous and notable events including: Colorado Womxn’s March on Denver, Colorado World Refugee Day, and the Families Belong Together Rally. Her story and interviews have been featured in Colorado Public Radio, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Westword, Denverite, and local television news outlets.