Amy TruongThe Fletcher School at Tufts University
Class of 2011
Amy Truong graduated in the inaugural class of 2011 from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where her degree concentrations were humanitarian affairs and human security. Prior to graduate school, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years in rural Senegal, where she worked with subsistence farmers on a number of development initiatives. This experience deepened her commitment to help protect vulnerable communities. Following graduation she supported U.S. Government humanitarian efforts in Haiti and the Southern Africa region through work at USAID. She currently works for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), an inter-governmental organization that includes the U.S. as an active member state and implements U.S. Government-funded projects worldwide.
As an undergraduate at the University of Southern Mississippi, Amy double majored in International Studies and French and competed in a Division I women’s volleyball program. She conducted research for her honors thesis in Vietnam, focusing on freedom of speech in the media and freedom of religious expression, looking at the discrimination against the minority Christian Montagnard population. She also participated in a study abroad program in France, where, upon graduation, she accepted a position on a professional volleyball team.
She has a younger sister, Brooke, who is social worker at a children’s hospital in Los Angeles. Her parents, Son and Donna Truong, live in Long Beach, California. Amy and her husband, Tod, live in Johannesburg, South Africa.