Ms Phi Dung Tran Dang is currently the Field Based Project Officer for HIV/AIDS and Youth Health for Save the Children in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The project she is currently working on is the Integrated Behavior Change Communication Project (IBCC Project). This project relates to HIV/AIDS prevention and sexual health for students in universities in Vietnam. Ms Tran Dang runs this program in Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho City, both located in the south of Vietnam.

Ms Tran Dang is a graduate of Griffith University, Australia, having earned a Master of Public Health in 2006. She previously earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology at Natural Science University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in 2004.

Ms Tran Dang also successfully completed an internship at Save the Children UK (in Vietnam) and was a volunteer for the Ho Chi Minh City and Australian Red Cross while studying at university. From 2006 to 2008, after graduation, she represented Griffith University at many Australian education exhibitions, which were held in Ho Chi Minh City, as well as Hanoi (capital of Vietnam) and Laos.

Now that she has a successful career that makes her feel she is contributing to the people of Vietnam, Ms Tran Dang wishes to share her experience and knowledge with students who potentially may study in Australia, and to help them to make effective decisions about their future.