Description:Thuan Tran in the Vien Dong Daily News Conference Room, Photographer
Thuy Vo Dang, 2013
Summary: An oral history with Mr. Thuan Tran, born in 1965 in Vung Tau, Vietnam. He and his family left Vietnam in 1975 and spent five years in an Indonesian refugee camp. He shares his memories of discrimination and adjustment to life in the Indonesian refugee camp, where he also resumed his Vietnamese education with the resources that were available for young people there. Mr. Thuan Tran also discusses his experiences with acculturating to high school in the U.S. after 1980. From 1984-1988, he attended the University of California, Irvine as an Electrical Engineering major. He shared his memories of campus life and being part of the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) on campus. After he graduated, he was accepted into a position with Southern California Edison, where he continues to work as the Manager for Protection Engineer to this day. He currently lives in Diamond Bar, California with his wife and daughter.