In the 3rd of a three-part series, we highlight 3 regional women who are on the increase.

Photo by Studio A/ Barbara Januszkiewicz

Arlington-based visual artist U.S. Department of Labor, and also at the National Immigration Online Forum, where she promoted for policies that would assist immigrants in the labor force reach their career potential. Tran, a mom of four, happily serves as the President of the West Springfield Elementary PTA, where she deals with other volunteers to support the school community. The delegate is motivated by her own moms and dads, who brought her family to the U.S. from Vietnam as refugees. Their effort and strength allowed them to meet their “American dream.”

Words that motivate Tran: “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or starts out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million various centers of energy and bold, those ripples construct a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”– Robert F. Kennedy