Amanda Nguyen is the Founder of Rise, a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, 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. Amanda’s directorial debut, Everything I Ever Wanted To Tell My Daughter About Men, won Best Feature at the 2022 Cannes Independent Film Festival. She is the lead of Emmy-nominated Mini Documentary "Rise Above" by Money Magazine.
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.
2022 TIME Woman of the Year | 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee | Founder & CEO of Rise - Drafted and passed 55 laws that codify 84 million sexual violence survivors' civil rights | Formerly served at NASA, Obama White House, Department of State | Heinz Award Laureate | Forbes 30 Under 30 (2X) | Foreign Policy 100 | TIME 100 Next| Marie Claire Young Woman of the Year | The Tempest's #1 Woman of Color Trailblazer | Frederick Douglass 200 | Nelson Mandela Changemaker | Lead of Emmy-nominated Mini Documentary "Rise Above" by Money Magazine