M.B.A., Marketing, Washington State University
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Hawaii
B.A., Chemistry and French, Williams College
Thuy Tran directs marketing and communications at Oregon State University’s College of Engineering. In this leadership position, she works to manage external perceptions, strengthen relationships with stakeholders, and support efforts to achieve the college’s strategic goals. These efforts include showcasing high-achieving students, generating recognition for faculty research, and promoting the college’s world-class facilities.
Thuy’s unique educational and professional background enables her to combine a deep understanding of scientific principles with the ability to tell a compelling story to communicate the scientific and potential societal impact of individual research projects. Her targeted campaigns raise the perceived stature of the organization and lead to successful institutional fundraising.
After graduating from Williams College with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and French, Thuy earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Hawaii. In her early career, she was a research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and held management positions in several engineering firms, including CH2M HILL, Lockheed Martin, and Los Alamos Technical Associates. While pursuing her technical career, she obtained an M.B.A in marketing from Washington State University. She was director of marketing and communications for Oregon State’s College of Business before joining the College of Engineering.