• Brown in Washington


Fall '18, Public Policy

Award Year 

Office of Senator Kamala Harris

Elizabeth Tran is a junior at Brown University concentrating in Public Policy. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Having grown up in the midst of Silicon Valley’s tech boom and its succeeding housing crisis, she is passionate about policies that seek to address housing affordability and income inequality. As a child of refugees, she is firmly committed to advocating for social issues, especially immigration and educational equity and female representation in politics. She has worked as a communications intern for the Attorney General of California, Xavier Becerra, and has pursued her interest in immigration policy as an immigration services intern and a Vietnamese interpreter for the International Rescue Committee. Previously, she also interned for the City of San Jose, researching prominent youth issues and proposing solutions to elected officials. At Brown, she is a member of the Undergraduate Student Council, Vice President of the Pre-Law Society, and Vice President of Brown’s chapter of UN Women’s gender equality movement, HeForShe. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys running on the beach and discovering new food places.