Dr. Jennifer Kim-Anh Tran is the Executive Director of the Oakland Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce. Fluent in Vietnamese and Spanish, she approaches the important work of small business advocacy and community development through the lens of diversity, equity, and homemaking. She leverages over a decade of research experience in race and ethnicity to provide training, strategic planning, and leadership development to organizations and communities committed to building a healthy, competitive and inspiring Oakland. Committed to taking a holistic approach to community and economic development, Dr. Tran also serves as a board member on the Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation as well as the Community Safety Advisory Board for the City of Oakland. From 2017-2019, she was Institute Co-Chair for Oakland’s New Leaders Council, whose mission is to recruit, train, and mentor progressive millennial leaders via a rigorous and intensive five-month leadership academy. Prior to earning a Ph.D. in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California, she completed her undergraduate studies as a double major in Urban Studies and Planning and Ethnic Studies at UC San Diego. Starting in Fall of 2020, Dr.Tran will continue her passion for racial equity, mentorship, and service leadership as Assistant Professor in the Ethnic Studies Department at California State University, East Bay.