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Welcome Kim Nguyen-Aguilar to the MNTC Board of Education

Please join us in welcoming Kim Nguyen-Aguilar to the MNTC Board of Education. Nguyen-Aguilar has been appointed to serve Zone 1, the seat previously held by Pam Lewis. 

Nguyen-Aguilar is a graduate of Putnam City High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Oklahoma, and her MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma.

At the University of Oklahoma, she co-founded the first Asian-interest sorority in the state, Phi Delta Alpha, which continues today and has expanded to other universities in the state. She has been in the oil and gas industry for 12 years and is currently a scientist in the organic geochemistry lab at Chesapeake Energy. Prior to oil and gas, she was a biomedical researcher at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation focusing on Lupus genetics research. She is a published scientist which includes two papers in lupus research and one in Alzheimer’s research.

A strong advocate for community service and education, Nguyen-Aguilar spent many years planning large city-wide cultural festivities that attract thousands of visitors, such as the Lunar New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival activities. 

Her professional affiliations and community involvement include Association for Women Geoscientists, American Chemical Society; Phi Delta Alpha national board president, 2016-2018; Oklahoma Huntington’s Disease Society of America board member and webmaster, 2003-2012, and Viet Youth Today Society (formerly the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy) president, 2002-2003.

Nguyen-Aguilar enjoys cooking, photography, computer gaming, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Michael, two dogs, a cat, and friends and family.

According to Oklahoma statute and MNTC board policy, a board of education vacancy shall be filled by appointment, and the appointee shall serve until the next regular election. Nguyen-Aguilar will be sworn in at the MNTC board meeting this Tuesday, Oct. 11. 

 

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