According to the SF Chronicles
" The Senate on Monday confirmed President Obama's nomination of Judge Jacqueline Nguyen to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, where she will become the first Vietnamese American and first Asian-Pacific woman to serve on a federal appeals court.
The vote was 91-3. Nguyen, 46, is a former federal prosecutor and Superior Court judge who was appointed by Obama in 2009 to the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. "
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/07/BA7K1OEMAF.DTL#ixzz1uRZLQvim
Nguyen came to the US in 1975 and won a scholarship to Occidental College in LA and received her JD at UCLA School of Law. President Obama is also an alumini of Occidental College.
She is married to Pios Kim, a federal prosecutor in LA.