Mr. Viet Mai

Viet Mai is an Educator, Artist and Consultant who works to enhance the lives of others through community engagement and youth empowerment. As a member of the 2013 ELEVATED! Slam Team, he represented San Diego to rank 4th place at the National Poetry Slam in Boston, MA.

Mr. Viet began exploring his creativity by writing poetry while a student at the University of California in San Diego. With influences from Ethnic Studies and Music classes, as well as lyrics from Hip Hop artists, Viet focuses his writing and performing towards education, community development, self reflection, and empowerment. As his talent and creativity bloomed, he was sought after as a featured poet at many events and venues in Southern California, and has appeared in venues across America.

Ultimately, Mr. Viet’s mission is to collaborate with community members to educate, motivate, and inspire youth and families through spoken word, art, and culture. He has facilitated numerous workshops with various organizations and youth programs. After obtaining his BA in Math-Computer Science from UCSD, Viet currently serves as a Program Facilitator with the Village of Promise Collective Mentoring Program, and as an Independent Consultant, specializing in Education and Data Analysis. Furthermore, he devoutly continues to edutain his audience as a Public Speaker, Host and Spoken Word Artist.

The vKnowledge Collective is Mr. Viet‘s latest venture; a collaborative community consulting network designed to impact Education and Mentorship, Health and Wellness, and Social Entrepreneurship. For more information visit and