Elizabeth Nguyen-Espinoza (“Liz”) is an artist, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and a retired federal law enforcement officer. Liz has contributed considerably to many causes both professionally and personally. During her career as a federal law enforcement officer working in many major metropolitan cities such as New Orleans, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, she actively advocated for women in law enforcement and was recognized for her efforts.
In late 2016, she retired from the federal government. Shortly thereafter her mother Rosa Thay Nguyen passed away unexpectedly. To honor her mother, Liz founded the Rosa Thay Nguyen Children’s Foundation (RTNCF), ISEE Arte, and HISE Financial Corporation. She did this to carry on her mother’s life work with sick children in need. The mission of RTNCF is to provide medical care and intervention to underprivileged children. There are several respected surgeons who are board members of RTNCF. These medical professionals will be able to both save lives and improve quality of life of disadvantaged children.
Liz uses the arts to promote humanitarianism. In her view, the arts touch people in many different ways emotionally, compassionately, and intellectually. She combined the mission of RTNCF and her passion in art to raise awareness of global social issues. Liz received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Loyola University and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University. She completed her art training at Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) in Laguna Beach, CA.