An Nguyen moved with his family to the United States at the age of 9 from Vietnam. He graduated from Portland State University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. He completed further studies in pre-dentistry and evolution before discerning religious life. He taught Vietnamese in the local parish school and participated in the local diocesan discernment group before applying to the Society of Jesus. Completed his first studies Vocation promotion for Jesuits West. He is doing his a regency as a vocation promoter in the Jesuits West Office of Vocation Promotion.