Trang, who became a Bay Area native at the age of 3 years old, grew up in a traditional Vietnamese family that valued each other by their roles and follow traditions. High expectations were set by superior and obedience is not to turn down.

As a child growing up, I’ve always want to make an impact on others and wanting to know everything about anything but there were always obstacles in the way- you were always told what to do, not what you want to do or be. This is evident to my story because I have made a turning point..

The Turning Point..

My turning point was when I face my fear and took risks. All my years of learning, I was told by superiors what to do and what others thought what was best for me to do. Despite my love for learning, I felt lost. Career-wise. I didn’t know where I was headed. Deep down, I had always wanted to help people, but how? I always had a passion for working with children. It all started when my niece became a part of the world and in my life. Seeing her grow and being nurture, I can say I am very proud of all the things she has done. From there, I was able to see a clear path for me.

I started my journey by working with developmental delays children. The reward I receive from it could not be explain in words, but the feelings were a sense of accomplishment- to change others lives for better, the impact that I’ve made to other was self-rewarding to me. I further my learning by studying in the medical field, and became a licensed Psychiatric Technician nurse. I was able to experience the dynamic of mental disability. To go further, I wanted to learn and understand the support of people that have to live with a member with developmental delays/disability. From there I continue to extend my education to advance in my career. I now case manage children ages 0-3 while providing early intervention treatment to help the child gain the skills he or she needs and make them part of lifelong success.