Interview with Stephen Le

Stephen Le was born in 1974 in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Through the Amerasian Homecoming Act, Stephen moved to Burlington, VT, in 1992 with his Amerasian sister, two younger brothers, and mother. His family left Vietnam because of Stephen’s Amerasian sister, his mother’s former support for the Americans, and the opportunity available in the US. Six months after arriving in the US, Stephen moved to Boston, MA, where he attended school for English and received his license to work in the nails business. In Boston, he went from working in a nail salon to owning his own nail business. He married his first wife, Hien Tran, at age 21, with whom he had three daughters. After owning his business in Boston for 15 years, Stephen moved to Hanover, NH, where he took over Nefertiti Nails, a local nail salon. He married his second wife, Thuy “Mary” Hong, whom he met in Saigon on his way to visit Nha Trang. After their marriage, in 2013, Mary immigrated to the US and joined Stephen at Nefertiti Nails. Mary and Stephen have two daughters together and currently live in Lebanon, NH.

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