Vien Truong was appointed in July 2015 as the National Director of Green For All, having been an early architect of the organization’s state policy and workforce efforts. Vien returns to Green For All after serving as the environmental equity director of the Greenlining Institute, a public policy group that works to empower disadvantaged groups. Vien has received congressional, state, regional and local awards for her work on behalf of low-income communities and communities of color. Those include the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Top Women Leaders”, Urban Habitat’s “Movement Builder” and Oxfam America’s “Act Local, Think Global” Awards. Vien served on the City of Oakland’s Planning Commission, helping guide the development of her hometown. Her experience includes working with California Senator Joe Simitian and clerking with Chief Magistrate Larson at the San Francisco Federal District Court She has a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.
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