Meet Wheelock's Designated School Official (DSO)
International Student Services Advisor/DSO
Thuy Truong immigrated to the US from Vietnam when she was nine and learned English as a second language. She graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a three-year, full-tuition merit scholarship to honor her parents' sacrifices as Chinese-Vietnamese refugees. She also completed her Master's with honors while being a full-time teacher and caretaker. As a former teacher and refugee, she enjoys helping international students find global success. Because she knows what it is like to learn a new language and culture, she finds meaning in being there to listen and support international students every step of the way. Since her personal experience has turned into a spiritual calling, she is passionate about humanizing the international experience for all foreign students studying in the US. She is fluent in Vietnamese and proficient in speaking, reading, and writing intermediate Mandarin. In her spare time, she loves reading poetry and buying fresh flowers.