Amy Tran-Calhoun serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Education Opens Doors. The proud daughter of Vietnamese refugees, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Mass Communications in 2009 at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). Following her passion to advocate for the rights of underrepresented communities, she pursued a career in both labor and student organizing in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. In 2012, she returned to UCB to earn her Masters in Social Welfare degree with a concentration in management and program planning. During her studies, she served as a counselor at a school-based health center where she practiced narrative therapy and restorative justice with high school youth. During her five years at EOD, Amy has strengthened her skills in program planning, leadership development, and nonprofit management through a community-centered and equitable lens. As the Director of Strategic Partnerships, she consults with school district leaders and educators to identify how Education Opens Doors can support their vision for college, career, and community readiness. As a member of the leadership team, she contributes to EOD’s thriving organizational culture, strategic planning, and talent management. Amy has participated in various professional learning communities including The OpEd Project, The Center for Racial Justice in Education, Power of Self, Stand Together Catalyst, WISE Emerging Leaders Global Fellowship and more. In each cohort, Amy contributes a strong and unwavering voice for equity. Steadfast in her belief that all students deserve access to quality education, Amy challenges, educates, and uplifts her colleagues to internalize and apply equity in their work. Her commitment to equity is not only demonstrated in her day-to-day work at EOD but also on a global scale.
Last modified: February 26, 2020