I escaped war torn Vietnam in 1975 with my mum and two sisters. After some years in refugee camps we eventually settled in Bossley Park.
Growing up locally has given me a deep understanding and knowledge of the issues impacting our lives.
Working at the Liverpool and Fairfield Champion connected me to the stories and lived experiences of our community.
As an ABC journalist, I traveled the country and learned about our country's diverse communities and their issues.
Raised a family, and graduated from Macquarie University with a BA in Political Science.
I started my campaign to improve our services and infrastructure for our city including more parking for Cabramatta and Fairfield City.
I was elected to Fairfield City Council as an Independent.
I discovered I had breast cancer in October 2014, and undertook six months of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
Completed my cancer treatment, and was appointed as Cancer Council Greater Western Sydney Ambassador.
The first phase of the building of the Dutton Lane car park began with completion in 2021.
We started the process to build Aquatopia Waterpark, turning it into one of our city's iconic features.
We turned the first sod at the Fairfield Showground to turn it into a multi-function facility for our diverse community.
I was part of the transformation of our city, with our Council winning the Bluett Award for Best Council in NSW.
Advocated and secured $5M State Government funding for Fairfield Hospital to increase its electricity infrastructure which had deteriorated. More work needs to be done.
Helping & support the local community & businesses to adjust to Covid restrictions and started the community information online sessions.
5 Year remission from breast cancer
I advocated for the development of the Fairfield Business HQ as a space to encourage small businesses and young people who have a start-up idea, to collaborate, network, and support one another to grow.
Along with Mayor Frank Carbone, we stood up and fought for our community via lobbying, television and radio media against unfair restrictions and secure more testing resources for our community.
I got re-elected to Fairfield City Council as a Councillor and elected Deputy Mayor.
Based on my strong local credentials and deep knowledge of the community, I campaigned for the seat of Fowler and on 21st May I was honoured to be elected as a federal parliamentarian.