Linda Trinh Vo is a Professor and was Chair of the Department of Asian American Studies and a School of Humanities Equity Advisor at UCI. She received her Ph.D in Sociology from UC San Diego and was a UC Berkeley Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow and UCI Chancellor's Fellow. She is the author of Mobilizing an Asian American Community, co-author of Vietnamese in Orange County, and co-editor of three works. She is an editor for the Asian American History and Culture series published by Temple University Press and President of the Association for Asian American Studies. At UCI, Vo is an Ambassador for the Southeast Asian Archive and co-founded Vietnamese American Community Ambassadors, an alumni chapter. She is Director of the Vietnamese American Oral History Project, which digitizes the life stories of Vietnamese Americans in Southern California. Vo was a Board Member of the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance and Project MotiVATe and serves on the OC Advisory Council for Asian Americans Advancing Justice. At UCI, she received the 2010 Pedagogical Innovation: Civic Engagement Teaching Award and the 2008 Community Service Award. She was selected as "Most Influential 2015” & “30 (Vietnamese Americans) to Watch as 2005 Future Leaders” by the Orange County Register, “20 Women To Watch” in OC Metro Business Magazine in 2008, and as “25 to Watch” in Celebrating 25 Years: 1984-2009 in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.