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 and assisting in drafting reports. She also contributes to synthesis of lessons and presentations as well as the development of e-learning courses.
Before working as a Research 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. She additionally worked as a Creative and Social Media Officer for GovFaces prior to joining ISSAT.
After receiving her BA from San Diego State University in Political Science and History, she worked for as a primary school teacher in Vietnam for two year 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 in her regional office.