Living & Breathing Public Service

Spiritual Ecology Fellow Vy Tran is pursuing a co-terminal master's degree in Community Health & Prevention Research and began her public service journey as a medical interpreter – in Vietnamese and Spanish – for patients at a nearby medical center. She is interested in how environment impacts health. 

“I see research as a way to scale up service by advocating for certain legislation or certain populations that are unable to speak for themselves,” Tran said. “While I’m still very committed to direct service, I realized that if I wanted to scale up my impact I needed to tackle change on a systemic level.”

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