Our Team in Vietnam


Alexis Simchak

Cambodia and Vietnam Country Director

Alexis has extensive experience in Southeast Asia where she has worked since 2012 leading programs and managing operations in Cambodia. In 2017, she also started managing our operations in Vietnam. Having discovered her passion for travel and service learning at a young age, Alexis loves exploring new places and uncovering hidden gems. She is a proud alumna of Penn State and is dedicated to service and cultural exchange in Cambodia and Vietnam.


Viet Nguyen

Vietnam Program Manager

Originally from Hanoi, Viet joined Rustic Pathways in 2015. Viet developed a passion for creating life-changing experiential education experiences as a volunteer tour guide in college, making him the perfect fit to lead our Vietnam operations. Outside of work, you’ll find Viet jamming along with The Beatles and Queen, or trying to hit the highest note from A-ha’s “Take on Me.”