Professional Biography

Kayden Hoang Bui graduated with a Master in Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and is a USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellow. Upon graduation, he will serve on behalf of the US as a Health Development Foreign Service Officer and diplomat. Hoang graduated cum laude with a B.S. in biology and B.A. in Mandarin Chinese from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Prior to the Kennedy School, Hoang worked as a public health specialist in Minnesota and California and consultant at Minnesota Public Radio. Immediately before his MPP, he interned at the Congressional Research Service, the public policy research arm of the United States Congress, in Washington, D.C. in the Foreign Defense, Trade, and Affairs Department researching US-Asia policy. After his first year at HKS, Hoang took a one year leave of absence to work at USAID/Haiti in Port-au-Prince focusing on health service delivery and as a business development consultant for AWR Lloyd, a business strategy firm in Bangkok, Thailand. Currently, he is a Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government research assistant where he writes about private businesses and their role in promoting public health. Hoang is a two-time recipient of the National Security Education Program Boren Award, funded by the US Department of Defense, to study Mandarin Chinese in Taipei, Taiwan in 2012 and Thai in Bangkok, Thailand in 2017.  He is also a Fulbright Fellow and Harvard University Presidential Scholar.