U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen understands the importance of reaching out to accept opportunities to serve.
In the newest U.S. Courts Pathways to the Bench video profile, Judge Nguyen says that her parents had "tremendous' gratitude" for their opportunities in America, after fleeing Vietnam with their young family in 1975. In the video, Judge Nguyen encourages others to step out of their comfort zone – as she did – "to have the courage and work ethic to accept opportunities that will shape your life."
The full Pathways to the Bench video series is available on the U.S. Courts Educational Resources section. While intended for all audiences, the Pathways videos especially can inspire high school students and youth groups to overcome obstacles on the way to achieving dreams.
See also, this Gavel to Gavel article here.