Ysa began her art activism with VAALA in 2000, serving as VAALA’s Board as President from 2004-2008, and then as Executive Director from 2008 until now. She is one of the original co-founders of Viet Film Fest. We get to learn more about her background as a radio host for the Viet Nam California Radio (VNCR), from 1995 to 2010. Where she would interview a lot of different local artists and talk about events in the community. Thanks to this she was able to meet a lot of artists and attend a lot of artistic events which allowed her to step into the art world. We get to learn more about how she started off in VAALA and what she and the organization has been doing to support and help the Asian film community. Did I mention that Ysa received her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1994. She currently works as a clinical pharmacist at St. Joseph Home Infusion Pharmacy in Anaheim on top of leading VAALA!