Rosette received a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School in 1998. Rosette has more than 24 years of experience in consulting, management, communications, information technology, policy and business development in local, state and federal governments, corporations, nonprofits, and multinational organizations.
She recently worked as the Strategic Communications Director for the nonprofit TechSoup, which provides low-cost technology and other tech-related opportunities to nonprofits in approximately 200 countries.
Prior to that, she did public sector consulting and project management for 15 years. And prior to that, she worked in Europe and Africa for the U.S. State Department, U.S. Peace Corps, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). She has been a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2003. Today, she is a management consultant for state and local government, nonprofits, and corporations.
In the volunteer space, Rosette is the Board President of the Sacramento Valley Returned Peace Corps Association, a nonprofit whose mission is to fulfill the third goal of the Peace Corps: to bring the world back home. She leads the organization in helping fund development projects and disaster relief; communicating to the 500+ returned Peace Corps volunteers in the area; and teaching the community about the culture and peoples outside of the U.S.
Rosette is also the Co-Leader and Founder of the Colonial Heights Neighborhood Association, an organization that leverages her community’s assets to beautify the area; empower youth; make the neighborhood safe and clean; and, in general, transform the ‘hood’ for good. She also founded and runs the after-school program, Explore and More!, which serves at-risk youth by providing them homework assistance, snacks, arts and crafts, and opportunities to play games like chess.
Rosette was inducted into the Milpitas High School Hall of Fame in 2016. She was an awardee of the Frank H. Williams Peace Corps award in 2012. And the Rosette Nguyen Health Center in Guinea, West Africa, was constructed in 1996 and still remains today to serve the citizens of Gobire, Guinea, and surrounding areas, who wouldn’t have been served over the last two decades if she hadn’t had it built.