Duy Quang Ngo Wins Coro Fellowship
Duy Quang Ngo, a senior diplomacy and world affairs major from Santa Ana, has been awarded a Coro Fellowship to spend nine months in New York enrolled in the Fellows Program in Public Affairs.
The program starts this summer and will give Ngo an opportunity to shadow elected officials, department heads and chief executive officers to learn how business gets done in the social, political and economic fabric of a city.
“The program will broaden my knowledge of public service and give me important tools for a career in public policy,” Ngo said. “The study and training Coro offers will enhance my understanding of the growing demand for public policies that support global development and will strengthen my advocacy for international peace and security.”
Ngo plans to pursue a career in public policy, with hopes of becoming an ambassador to Vietnam. He is the ninth Occidental student since 2000 to win a Coro Fellowship.
Coro was founded in San Francisco in 1942 when W. Donald Fletcher, an attorney, and Van Duyn Dodge, an investment counselor, launched an exploration into the world of public affairs. Their premise was based on the realization that, unlike law, business or medicine, post-graduate training in the area of leadership was non-existent. The name “Coro” is the creation of its founders. It was a new word and one without association, invented to represent both discovery and exploration.