Cecilia Tran is a Bay Area native and soon-to-be New York transplant with a background in child welfare advocacy and political communications. As the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, she is passionate about highlighting and humanizing different refugee experiences through writing and radio. She is a current board member of Asian Women United, a non-profit that captures the rich narratives of Asian Pacific American women through videos and publications.
President Barack Obama will touch down in Hanoi on Sunday. He’s just the third US president to visit since the end of the Vietnam War. This woman escaped that war — and found out that it’s never too late to heal.