Khanh Nguyen graduated from UCLA with a major in Global Studies. He loves nature, languages, and cultures. In 2005, Khanh won a competition in Vietnam which sponsored him to go to a natural reserve in South Africa to study about wildlife in Africa. Khanh also volunteered for a medical project which put him in an ethnic community near the Cuc Phuong national forest in Vietnam. He worked there as an on-site translator and traveled deep in the rain forest. He also used to work for UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations. Khanh is working with mongabay.com to bring its content to Vietnamese audience and beyond.