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Dao Nguyen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Education Foundations, Organizations, and Policy, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh. She is also pursuing certificates in the Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies (GSWS), Asian Studies, Global Studies, and Research Methodology. Dao’s research interests are in education, gender, and development with the foci on leadership, governance, policy, and practice. She is currently working on her dissertation, “Asian American women’s success in STEM fields in higher education: A phenomenological narrative research”.
Dao holds an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, and B.A in English Teacher Education from Can Tho University. She was a visiting research scholar at Temple University and the Education University of Honk Kong. Prior to returning to graduate school to earn her Ph.D., she worked in the capacities of a practitioner, an advocate, a manager, a researcher, and a policymaker in education, public service, and international relations fields over two decades in Vietnam. In the U.S., she has experience in office and research operations, membership database management, events programming, social media posting, website contents posting, and conference proceeding and journal review coordination for over 5 years.