Dr. Tran’s Accomplishments
She organized initiatives centering equity, fairness and community investment in her various leadership roles on the East Bay Refugee /Immigrant Forum, Oakland Community Policing Advisory Board, Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation, New Leader Council, CSUEB Faculty Diversity and Equity Committee, and Oakland AAPI Unite Coalition.
A proven leader during moments of crisis, Dr. Tran understands the complex institutions and power structures we must navigate and leverage to solve the problems we face in the East Bay. We deserve an experienced community leader with bold and realistic plans to fix our broken systems.
Cal State University East Bay Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies
As a Cal State University East Bay Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, she teaches and mentors first-generation, working class college students of color like herself, stressing the urgency of applying theory into practice.
President of the Oakland Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce
During the pandemic, as President of the Oakland Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Tran led coalitions to demand and secure funds at the national, state, county, and city level to provide language access, mental health support, and culturally competent technical assistance to immigrant, minority, and women-owned small businesses and community members.
Former Executive Director of PIVOT – The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization
As the Inaugural Executive Director of PIVOT- The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization, she worked on multiple statewide and national AAPI and multiracial campaigns to support policies that protect the basic rights of immigrant, BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ+ communities
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