Hi! My name is VyVy Trinh, and you’ve reached my little plot of cyberspace where I keep drawings, stories, and other funky little creations. Welcome, and thank you for stopping by.
I was born and raised in California by a mighty clan of Vietnamese refugees. I grew up listening to my family’s stories of fleeing Vietnam by boat, receiving the kindness of American families who went out of their way to help them, struggling to pursue education, discovering 1980s American pop, and more. These stories helped form my deepest values of family, community, education, compassion, resilience, gratitude, dignity, justice, and love. Since I was sixteen, I’ve been privileged enough to pursue work based on these values.
Most recently, for the past four years I have worked alongside brilliant young people as a tutor and former co-director of BRYTE Summer Camp for Refugee Youth in Providence, RI. In May 2017 I graduated from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and am now a resident physician at the University of California, Davis, focusing on obstetrics and family medicine. I was a Zuckerman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership and studied education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.