Hi! I’m Thuy (Twee) DaoJensen and I’m running for Brentwood School Board because I want to serve my community by strengthening our public schools!
At the age of four, I was a boat refugee and escaped with my family from Vietnam. We were rescued by an American naval ship in the Pacific Ocean which took us to a refugee camp before resettling us in the United States. I learned to speak English in an American public school. I believe in the core principle that all children should have access to quality public education and educational opportunities, regardless of their race, socio-economic status, or immigration status. It is so important to maintaining our shared values in American democracy.
Before moving back to California, I was an education professor for seven years. I designed and taught Diversity & Equity courses and prepared new teachers entering the teaching profession. Today, I am the Brentwood Library Commissioner, the liaison to the Contra Costa County Library Commission and attend meetings with elected officials to ensure adequate funding for our public libraries.