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Background

Oanh-mai provides support to ISSAT's Training and Capacity Development department. Her main tasks include data analysis, undertaking background research on country specific and thematic issues, supporting and managing ISSAT training activities, and assisting in drafting reports. She also contributes to synthesis of lessons and presentations across all online and face-to-face trainings.

Before working as a Project Assistant, Oanh-Mai worked for one year as an intern in the Training and Capacity Department. Prior to joining ISSAT, Oanh-Mai was a graduate student studying International History, focusing specifically on Gender and Security at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva. Her masters' dissertation focused on diplomatic relations of South Korea and the United States within the context of militarized prostitution in South Korea. 

After receiving her BA from San Diego State University in Political Science and History, she worked for as a teacher in Vietnam for two years before pursuing her graduate degree. During her bachelors she worked as research assistant for the County of San Diego. Her archival research contributed to the publication of the Lifeguards of San Diego County. She additionally worked as a congressional intern for Senator Dianne Feinstein.