Amanda Nguyen

Amanda Nguyen

CEO and Founder, Rise
2020 Elevate Prize Winner

Amanda Nguyen is the Founder of Rise, a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, and a 2022 TIME Woman of the Year.

Amanda’s 2021 viral video ignited a wave of collective action in the anti-Asian hate movement. She drafted and unanimously passed the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights through the Untied States Congress. Over 50 laws have been passed inspired by this law.

She was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 twice, served at NASA and the White House. She is also an Astronaut-Scientist Candidate at the Astronautical Science Institute. Amanda graduated from Harvard University.