Kevin Pham

Kevin is passionate about the medical field, worldwide travels, and afternoon naps. He is involved with the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute and the Korea-U.S. Youth Network. His goals for the year are to improve his Spanish and adjust to Ecuadorian time.


Regarding the Closet: Reflections from a Gay Ecuador Alumnus

Growing up as a Catholic, Vietnamese, and the son of immigrants, I was always expected to fulfill heterosexual gender roles – to be a man. When I was nine, my mother refused to let me take gymnastics lessons. “Gymnastics was just too girly of a sport for a boy like you,” she recalled to me…

04 March, 2016

Mi Hijo, Mi Amor

Maria Eugenia. I obsessively repeatedher name over and over in my head. Maria Eugenia. Evangelical Christian. Works in a clothing store. Likes to volunteer at her church in her spare time and welcome new guests to her home. Maria Eugenia was going to be my first Mama Ecuatoriana. During in-country orientation when I was first handed information about…

10 October, 2013

World Changer

Kevin Hoang Pham. 18 years old. Born and raised in Olney, Maryland. Graduate of Sherwood High Sherwood’s class of 2013. And, most recently, potential graduate of Global Citizen Year’s class of 2014. There is more to my story than just fragmented jib-jab. Through my Global Citizen Year blog, I hope to dive deeper and explore…

19 July, 2013

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