Featured Speaker Lea Tran Shares Her Story

During Upper School assembly, featured speaker Lea Tran, shared her compelling story with the audience. Mrs. Tran is a native of Vietnam who fled from her country in 1979 to the United States as a “boat person.” She shared her story of the challenges she and her family faced as they built her life from refugee of a war-ravaged country to acclimating to life in the United States. She described her journey as she overcame adversity to graduate from Villanova University and pursue a career as an organic chemist, co-inventing several patents on anti-HIV drug discovery and development to business owner, to her current position at the South Lake Tablet, an online news forum.
Her presentation at assembly can be seen here and her TedxEustis talk can be seen here.