Vy Tran

Aspiring Doctor from Vietnam


Vy Tran grew up in a rural village in Vietnam, where her chances of pursuing a career in medicine—or even attending college—were slim. Then, when she was ten years old, her family left Vietnam and moved to Atlanta, GA. Vy and her younger sister were raised by their mother, who often had to work in meatpacking factories to make ends meet. 

Vy because the first from her family to attend college. She was a QuestBridge Scholar, earning a full-ride scholarship to study Human Biology at Stanford University. Her path was fraught with blind spots, learning curves, and mistakes - but also growth, community, and purpose, each of which she genershares in her video series. 

Vy is now pursuing her Master's Degree in Community Health and Prevention Research from Stanford University. She is driven to one day become a physician, so she can return to her own community and address the health inequalities she saw so often when she was growing up. 

This is her story.

Hear Vy share her full story in an intimate video series, by clicking on her photo above.