2021 Montco Millennial Superstar: Serena N. H. Nguyễn

MMS Serena Nguyen
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Serena N. H. Nguyễn.

Serena Nguyễn is the Founder of Pop The Bubble, a grassroots community organization founded with the intent to combat racism and prejudice in suburban communities in Montgomery County.

She was born in Philadelphia to immigrant parents in 1996. “After leaving Vietnam because of the war, my family had to start from the very bottom. We lived in North Philly with my grandparents, aunts, and uncle before most of us moved close by,” she explains.  

“In 2007, my parents, sister, and I moved to Lower Moreland Township. I grew up going between Philadelphia and Montgomery County as I watched my family work their way from surviving to thriving,” she says.

She started working at Ooka Montgomeryville at age 15, then went on to attend Temple University from 2014 to 2018 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Serena Nguyễn decided she wanted to explore real estate investment to build intergenerational wealth for her family. “I had absolutely no experience in the industry. I was lucky in that the first brokerage I was introduced to was exactly what I was looking for. Unfortunately, they weren’t looking to hire,” she notes.

“I asked if I could show up to the office and do small tasks until I became useful enough to be paid part-time. Within less than a year, I went from working 4+ separate gigs, including the position at the real estate office, as a server, bartender, taste-tester, and research assistant at Wharton to being a full-time, salaried executive administrator for the real estate office,” she says.

Serena Nguyễn credits her therapist for the biggest impact on her career. “I don’t think there’s anything more important than mental health when it comes to defining what success means to you as an individual.”

“I used to think success meant making X money no matter how little time you end up having for yourself and your loved ones and that if you don’t stick to the plan, you’ve failed,” she notes. “I was able to widen my perspective and redefine success for myself: Be happy; Be a good person; Make enough to live comfortably and treat my loved ones.”

Serena says everyone’s your neighbor in Montgomery County, there’s always something to talk about, like local businesses, favorite spots, and events that bring communities together.


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