Vy Tran

About Vy >

Vy (she/her) is a rising senior at Yale University. She began at SEJ as the Summer Community Organizing Fellow, co-creating the curriculum for the 2020 summer intensive and was hired shortly after as the Lead Organizer. She came for SEJ’s work, and stayed for the people—especially the young people—whose determination to define a better New Haven for themselves inspires her. 


She went through a peculiar school process: a mix of well-funded white-majority schools as well as underfunded BIPOC-majority schools across Miami and Houston before arriving to New Haven for college. Having her own mixed education and seeing her mother’s experience as a substitute teacher in Houston, Vy knows how integral education and its surrounding environments are to young people understanding themselves. In her role, she hopes to create safe spaces for young BIPOC people to ask big questions and challenge the norms they’re taught in school. 


Outside of SEJ, Vy uses photography, art, and radio broadcasting to create and nurture badass communities on campus.