My Tien is a sophomore studying Anthropology, but is also interested in the fields of Sociology, Psychology, and Human Development. After Colby, she hopes to attend graduate school for investigative journalism. She is inspired by the bravery of journalists who give voice to those who have been silenced by society. Her own interest in journalism stems from her close relationship with her younger brother. Through observing and listening to his and other young boys’ experiences, she has become intensely motivated to understand the disturbing patterns in today’s society that reveal a lack of positive intergenerational male bonding. In her undergraduate studies and future journalistic endeavors, she wishes to explore the idea of how masculinity may help or hinder the ability of boys growing up in low income neighborhoods to self-express and what this means for our society. Huynh wants to study the impact of poverty in America’s class system, racial identities, underfunded schools, and an absence of positive male role models and how these factors have influenced America’s crime rates and prison system. More importantly, she wishes to understand how these issues might be alleviated.
This summer, My Tien is hoping to secure an internship at a small metropolitan paper in New England.