Trang grew up in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a double major in chemistry and sociology. She spent time in undergrad reading up about “educational inequity” and became hooked on closing the opportunity gap after reading Savage Inequalities. Shortly after graduation, Trang moved to Chicago and joined the 2012 Chicago corps as a high school chemistry teacher. She spent two meaningful and hard years at Al Raby High School and was fortunate to build many meaningful relationships with students and teachers. Soon after the corps, she moved back to home to Seattle.
Currently, she is on the founding leadership team at Green Dot Public Schools, as the special projects associate and enjoys blending her private and public sector experiences. She works on operations, communications, and strategic projects to create and sustain equitable school options for kids in Washington state. In her spare time, she enjoys eating her way through cities, crossing off books from her “to read” list, and walking / running / peddle boarding around Green Lake. Trang is excited to be on Teach For America-Washington’s alumni board and is hopeful for the positive change it’ll bring to Washington’s education landscape.
Favorite thing about Washington:
The distinct seasons - you get them all in Washington!
Education area you are most passionate about:
Pathways for children from low income communities to get to and through college successfully.
Biggest goal for the Alumni Board:
To have definitive pillars that we are engaging in that ultimately changes the educational and life trajectories for all students.
Favorite Age/Subject to Teach:
High school chemistry