Anh-Thu has worked relentlessly to overcome tremendous challenges, both from her childhood growing up in a remote village in Tuy-Hoa, Vietnam, and now a well decorated female pilot. Growing up in a village with no electricity, flying high was, well just a big dream.
Anh-Thu is the epitome of women empowerment and strength. Arriving in America at the age of 12 with no English or financial resources, she worked hard to graduate valedictorian of her high school and top 10 of her college class from Purdue University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech. Along the way, she has faced constant setbacks and disappointments in her personal life and academic career, but she has always been determined to move forward. After years of interrupted training, she obtained her private pilot license and in 2017 became an AOPA Distinguished Flight Instructor, having taught hundreds of pilots and earning her Airline Transport Pilot certificate.