New Student Assistant: Quan Tue Tran

Hello, my name is Quan Tue Tran and this is my second year at UCI. My family and I came to the United States in the summer of 1993. Since I spent a large part of my childhood in Vietnam, I can speak, read and write fluently in Vietnamese. I choose to major in Comparative Literature simply because I have a profound interest in literature. I also find joy in learning other languages, including Spanish and German. Graduate school is in my near future and perhaps I will become a literature professor. My alternative path is journalism, also known as "literature in a hurry."

I enjoy working in the Southeast Asian Archive because everyday I learn something new and interesting about the Southeast Asian communities overseas, especially the Vietnamese American community here in California. Working in the Archive also raises my awareness and strengthens my sense of identity as a Vietnamese American woman. I am here to help Anne with the Vietnamese materials, clip newspaper articles, make photocopies of journal articles, shelve books and assist you to the best of my ability.