Tracey Nguyễn Mang, born in 1977 in Nha Trang, Vietnam, is the youngest of seven children. She left Vietnam at the age of three as part of the Vietnamese refugee exodus, arriving in New Orleans in 1981, where her family started a new life in America.
In 2018, inspired by her family's refugee story, she started Vietnamese Boat People (www.vietnameseboatpeople.org) to preserve stories from the community and empower others to explore their family histories and personal narratives. Her focus at VBP is to transform traditional oral histories into accessible storytelling formats aiming to amplify marginalized voices. VBP received recognition and grants from institutions like the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the PRX/Google Podcast Creators Program. VBP's work is currently archived at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University.
Beyond her work in nonprofit, Tracey has over 20 years of experience in business strategy consulting and is currently a real estate professional (www.traceymangrealestate.com). She is a frequent speaker on storytelling, podcasting, Asian American narratives, and community building. She is also a mother to two children, a Girl Scouts troop leader, and a proud dog mom!
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