Hattie Nguyen

Hattie Nguyen

Chief of Staff

Hattie's experience is rooted in hospitality and event production. For 10+ years, she has worked with organizations to build a sense of community and form strategic partnerships that highlight and amplify the history, culture, and demographics of the spaces they occupy.

What did you do before Openbox?

I've spent the last few years opening new spaces across NYC, from co-working offices to event venues, all while getting to know the unique characteristics of the different neighborhoods along the way. In my most recent role, I was part of a small team whose time was split between curating an event space in NYC and strategizing the opening of a boutique hotel in Nashville.

What do you like about the work you do?

I love the number of people I get to interact with and the numerous opportunities to learn something new every day.

What does inclusivity mean to you?

When people have not only the freedom to exist but also express.

When do you feel most like yourself?

Experimenting in the kitchen.

I spend a lot of time thinking about…

My relationships with those around me, how I can continue to cultivate those relationships while forming new ones, and what recipe I'm going to cook next.