P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Quang Tran, 2010

Senior Group Product Manager, Tala

Quang Tran is an immigrant from Viet Nam

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MBA/MA in Business and Education at Stanford University

QUANG TRAN is a Sr. Group Product Manager at Tala, a fin-tech company serving emerging markets. Previously, she was a management consultant at the Parthenon Group in San Francisco.

Born in Vietnam, Quang emigrated with her parents and two siblings from Vietnam in 1993 to southern California. They left Vietnam as part of the Humanitarian Operations program, which immigrated former South Vietnamese officers who were imprisoned in Communist re-education camps after the Vietnam War. Quang and her family are naturalized US citizens.

Quang completed a dual degree program in education and management at Stanford, graduating with her MBA and MA in 2012. She is a graduate of Harvard with a BA in social studies, graduating magna cum laude in 2005.

At Harvard, she was a John Harvard Scholar, Gates Millennium Scholar, and received the Mill-Taylor Prize for Best Essay in Social Theory. She headed the Harvard Vietnamese Association and the Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment Programs, providing afterschool and summer camps for recently arrived refugee children in Boston.

Quang spent several years in finance and industry before becoming manager of strategic planning for Green Dot schools in 2008, an effort in the poorest areas of Los Angeles to provide eighteen charter high schools. (See: http://www.greendot.org).  She now works in the social impact technology space.  

  • MBA Business | Stanford University 2012
  • MA Education | Stanford University 2012
  • BA Social Studies | Harvard University 2005
  • Gates Millennium Scholar
  • Mill-Taylor Essay Prize
Work History
  • Tala, Senior Group Product Manager
  • Engrade, Product Manager | February 2014 - February 2016
  • THE PARTHENON GROUP, Principal Consultant | September 2012 - January 2014
  • Green Dot Public Schools, Strategic Planning Manager | July 2008 - May 2010
  • J.P. Morgan, Investment Banking Analyst | July 2006 - July 2008
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