Officer, Strategic and Partner Programs, MIT Solve
Khanh Vu is the Officer for the Strategic and Partner Programs team at MIT Solve. Khanh currently manages program activities related to Custom Partner Challenges from the challenge ideation and strategy design phase to execution, promotion, and evaluation. In addition, Khanh supports her team with new business development initiatives and facilitates human-centered design thinking workshops.
Recently, Khanh graduated from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with a Master of Sustainability Studies degree in Development Practice where she concentrated on humanitarian affairs, mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies and social entrepreneurship. She was a Design Fellow at the Columbia Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Design where she expanded her knowledge on human-centered design for social-impact innovation and facilitated design workshops across the Columbia community. Khanh is also a co-founder of a digital wellness social enterprise, attempting to address the youth mental health issue in her hometown, Vietnam.
Prior to joining Solve, Khanh developed curriculum, conducted workshops, and taught Human-Centered Design and Participatory Design processes and mindsets to undergraduate students at Columbia University. She also served as a Program Associate to the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs Development Practice program.
When not at work, Khanh will be found climbing some rocks inside or outside, attempting to surf, biking around the city to seek free samples at farmer markets or hiking and hiding in the woods roasting marshmallows with her beloved pals.