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The new Associate Dean of Students and Scott J.J. Hsu Director of the Asian American Activities Center is named

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Please join us in welcoming the new Associate Dean of Students and Scott J. J. Hsu Director of the Asian American Activities Center, Linda Tran.  Linda brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, as well as an understanding of Stanford and started her position with us on the first day of Fall Quarter (September 26, 2022).

Linda My Hang Tran (she/her/hers) has a deep connection to Stanford and is excited to return to campus to help shape and lead the vision for the A3C community.  Linda brings over 12 years of international and domestic experience leading education, youth and community development, gender equality, and women’s programs with an emphasis on providing services for marginalized populations.  In particular, she has championed issues of educational access, equity, and empowerment for young people of color through the sense of leadership and agency.

She is the daughter of refugee parents from Viet Nam who settled in San Jose, CA. As a first-generation college student, she recognized the need for Stanford to become more inclusive and equitable for all students from marginalized backgrounds.  She brough this understand to her role as an active leader in both the undergraduate and graduate Asian American communities, Okada resident, student member at the A3C, and later as a board member of the Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (SAPAAC).  The breath and depth of these experiences, along with her BA in Asian American Studies (’06) and MA in Sociology (’07), began Linda’s journey to becoming a community activist and transformative leader who centers justice, equity, and the needs of our most vulnerable communities.  

Some fun facts about Linda: she has a small dog named Crumbz, is an avid international traveler (4-5 overseas trips each year, pre-pandemic times), and loves a good pun — the punnier the better.