Georgina Quach is a British-Vietnamese journalist. In 2020, she was awarded the Scott Trust Bursary by the Guardian and George Weidenfeld Bursary by the International Journalists’ Programme. She was a Bloomberg Financial Journalism Diversity Fellow in June 2021, and was awarded the Murdoch Scholarship by Oxford University in 2019. She specialises in technology, business and long-form features, celebrating the writers, activists and creative pioneers who are carving out their own space within mainstream media. She is also co-founder and co-creator of the Etym Quest YouTube channel, a platform dedicated to the weird and wonderful word origins of our everyday vocabulary.

Georgina has a first-class degree in English Literature from Oxford University, where she pursued science writing and eighteenth-century witchcraft in the West Indies. As a daughter of refugees, she feels passionately about giving displaced groups a voice, and illuminating the human faces behind the figures. Having taught herself data analysis and coding skills, Georgina looks forward to experimenting with technology and web tools in an ever-changing media landscape.

Speaking about my experience as the daughter of Vietnamese refugees for BBC Tiếng Việt: “Young overseas Vietnamese and the journey to find their identity”

Georgina Quach

Get to know me in one minute of audio!

My awards

Murdoch Scholar 2019, Oxford University

Peter Raina Essay prize-winner 2019, Oxford University

Gibbs prize-winner for Distinguished Performance 2017 & 2019

Kaye Scholarship, 2017, Oxford University

Best Media Representative, Model United Nations Conference 2015

Etym Quest channel trailer
I was a guest on the Mother Tongue podcast – here I speak about the music that has shaped me and my relationship to my Vietnamese heritage. Includes discussion of my experience at Oxford University too. Coming soon to Yellow Bee podcast!