is a syndicated journalist, a poet and an anthropologist. She has authored five books of bilingual poetry, and her poems have been translated into thirteen languages. Her research on the Vietnamese diaspora in the US, Europe, Australia, and Asia has appeared in scholarly journals, as well as the international media. Trangdai has won many awards for her writing and research, including a Fulbright grant to Sweden. She holds an M.A. in History from CSU Fullerton and an M.A. in Anthropology from Stanford University.