Quyen Truong graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Brown University with a B.A. in visual arts. As a first generation Vietnamese refugee who came to America at age seven, Ms. Truong has focused her career on improving healthcare access for Asian Americans, especially in relation to mental health and healthcare reform. Her interest in law arose from her professional career in healthcare policy, during which she wrote and executed two SAMHSA grants to promote statewide efforts for health insurance literacy in Connecticut and developed a keen interest in issues concerning HIPAA, ERISA, and the Affordable Care Act. Ms. Truong is currently a third-year evening law student at the University of Connecticut School of Law, and clerked for the Attorney General’s Office to assist with the Multi-state Opioid Investigation.
Last summer, she worked at Motley Rice, a plaintiff litigation firm based in South Carolina. This summer, Ms. Truong will work for Wiggin and Dana, a firm based in New Haven, Connecticut. In her spare time, Ms. Truong enjoys creating fine art paintings and training for ultra-marathons.