The Defender – Philip Van

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June 7, 2019

Staff Spotlight

Our Staff Spotlight highlights a different member of the Advancing Justice – ALC team to bring you a little closer to the remarkable people responsible for our success.

In this issue of The Defender, we’re highlighting Philip Van, our Intake Coordinator. Phil runs our front desk flawlessly, speaks three different languages, and enthusiastically makes sure every staff member, volunteer, and client feels welcome at ALC. Phil is a huge foodie and is often the first person in the kitchen when there’s food in the office.

Philip Van


Name

Philip Van

 

Title

Intake Coordinator

 

Hometown

Saigon, Vietnam

 

Favorite food

Tie between Chinese and Vietnamese food

 

Years at Advancing Justice – ALC

24

 

What is your family’s immigration story?

We came as refugees in 1979 from Vietnam to San Francisco, where I’ve been ever since

 

What is your favorite part of what you do at Advancing Justice – ALC?

Being able to help the clients in our community, especially Chinese and Vietnamese-speaking recent immigrants

 

What do you enjoy doing outside of your time at Advancing Justice – ALC

Taking pictures and helping people solve their problems

 

Fun fact about you

I love photography!

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