Jimmy Thong Tran

jimmytranman [at] gmail

Writer, Editor, Teacher, Academic Coordinator

Here's my CV

Me in 1 minute:​

I am a student at Holberton School in San Francisco, California. I am a volunteer at Hack the Hood. I am a graduate of Udacity's Intro to Programming Nanodegree. I taught ICT classes at Green Shoots International School.

I am the Editor in Chief at thethirsty.net: writing about life in Southeast Asia and Southeast Asians. I recently helped raise $20,000 for Wetlands Work! My professional blog is Meat and Machines.

I study Vietnamese and Khmer by creating visual mnemonics using my Instagram as the channel. I created www.hellafastkhmer.com [now defunct].

I am an ambassador for travelingspoon.com.

I ran private HIIT and basketball classes and love CrossFit (started at CrossFit Amatak).

I am an ESFJ.

I work part-time as a fishmonger / butcher apprentice.

One of my favorite essays is Friendship by Raymond Carver.

I am an American from Berkeley, California. I graduated from UC Berkeley.

I was the Academic Coordinator for Schools Link, a 20,000 student ESL program in Hanoi, Vietnam.

I lived in Vietnam from 2006-2016 (10 years) and Cambodia for 5 months (2015). I am back living in Berkeley, California (Bay Area native).

My favorite quote of all time:

β€œFor the first thirty years of your life, you make your habits. For the last thirty years of your life, your habits make you.”​ - Old Hindu proverb