Our volunteers

2015-16 Network Secretary: Adam Nguyen

Adam Nguyen is originally from Vietnam, but moved to Houston with his family in 1992. In 2009, at the age of 20, Nguyen received dual degrees in Urban Studies and Sociology from the University of Texas. Afterwards, Nguyen went on to obtain his Masters in Architecture from the University of Houston in 2013.

As a student, Nguyen was always active in different organizations such as the Sociology Honor Society (Secretary), HangOut (Public Relations), Materials Research Collaborative (Assistant Director), and Office of Sustainability (Marketing Intern).

As a professional, Nguyen is currently working at WHR Architects based in Houston. He is committed to enhancing the built environment through design and is a member of AIA Houston. Beyond the built environment, his commitment to social change has led him to the position of Secretary of the Texas Exes LGBT Network.

2015-16 Web Chair: Lai Salim

Lia Lasalim

In this role, Lai managed the networks's social media presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram to maintain cohesiveness with our brand to welcome all members of the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and Allies), promote upcoming events of ours, and work to spread the news that affect our queer community locally and nationally.  




2015-16 Networking & Socials Committee Chair: Jerrad Parise

Jerrad moved to Austin in the summer of 2015 to finish his bachelors in business and pursue a career in banking. He first got involved with the Network at a monthly Show Your Horns social at Highland lounge. He also served on the Austin PRIDE Board of Directors as Pride Week Director.