James Nguyen ’19
In his short time at Fisher, James Nguyen ’19 has amassed a community service resume four years long. As a freshman, the legal studies major and First Generation Scholar signed up for every service opportunity to hit his inbox.
“I joined Students Who Advocate Volunteering and did every event they offered that I could,” he said. “And, ever since my first semester at Fisher, it’s been a thing of mine to go above and beyond to do service.”
James credits the First Generation Seminar class with sparking his interest in community service.
“One of the things I learned was that you don’t need to change the entire world to make an impact on people’s lives,” he said. “If you impact one person’s life, it changes their world, and that’s volunteering with a purpose.”
It’s a sense of purpose that led James to pursue a degree in legal studies, too.
“When people hire lawyers, it’s because they need them,” he said. “They can impact someone’s life tremendously in positive ways and that’s something that attracted me to the idea of being a lawyer.”