Kimvy was originally born in Vietnam. Following the war, she and her family as refugees, immigrated to the US. She studied structural engineering at UC San Diego and CSU Long Beach, and proceeded to work for a global architectural engineering firm. She designed structures ranging from air control towers to detention facilities to transit and operations structures. Influenced by her immigrant background as first generation Vietnamese American, she saw first-hand her parents working tirelessly at multiple jobs at a time to save money and provide for the family. However, their lack of financial knowledge was what hinders them from truly reaching financial security. With strong a desire to help others like her parents and making a difference on a personal level, Kimvy decided to go into the financial industry and joined Tommy Mai Financial as a trusted advisor. She seeks to establish meaningful relationships through listening and understanding each client’s unique situation before designing a customized strategy to help the client reach their financial goals.
Kimvy also belongs to F3E, a non-profit organization committing to provide free financial education to the public. As a Certified Educational Consultant of this group, she delivers financial workshops and presentations to various groups, businesses, organizations throughout her community to promote financial literacy.
Outside the office Kimvy devotes her time to philanthropic work by volunteering her services to local non-profit groups such as UVSA, a student youth program focused on community service through advocating for social justice, and Pacific Links Foundation to fight human trafficking. She is also a part time TV personnel with a news anchor role for the local Vietnamese channel. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, kickboxing and yoga.