Tallie Tam Phan exemplifies a student leader who is making significant contributions to the development of her peers, and to our local and global communities. As a junior graphic design major and international student from Hanoi, Vietnam, Tallie serves as a Student Impact Ambassador with the Office of Community Impact where she dedicates her time to engaging her peers in community identified projects. Tallie also manages all graphic design and marketing materials for the Office of Community Impact programs. As the President of PSU Volunteers, Tallie embodies Ut Prosim, as she is continuously inspiring her peers to look at root causes of social issues and to widen their perspectives of the world. Tallie spends her time as a Plymouth State student ensuring her peers have intentionally designed and highly ethical service experiences.
The person I am today is shaped by my involvement in the community and by helping out others when they’re in need. I also learned that compassion is something that you learn and practice to cultivate every day. I bring this mindset to my work at the Office of Community Impact as a Student Impact Ambassador and to my classes as a student at Plymouth State University. Recently, I became the President of the student organization PSU Volunteers, but I know that this opportunity was only made possible by the support of my peers. As a daughter living thousands of miles from home, I try to make a home out of the campus where I live by pursuing my passion to volunteer and connecting with others through doing service. Some of the most remarkable volunteering experiences I had were with Social Action Trips, where we went south to Mississippi to contribute to hurricane relief efforts, PSU Volunteers and other programs organized by the Office of Community Impact. I hope that I can be a role model for the youths and my peers through perseverance, kindness, and empathy.