Minhtam Tran

Position: Chapter Engagement - PDX

School: University of Rochester

Surprising Fact: I have a fear of ants

Interests: Bullet journals, Swimming, Zumba, Photography

Words to Live By: “You can’t ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving.” -Paul Kalanithi

Menstruation Revelation: When I was in middle school, my health teacher had all of the older girls talk to the younger students about their periods so he didn’t have to. But how can we teach others about menstruation if it’s seen as a taboo topic? That conversation inspired me to think more about menstrual hygiene and how to approach it in a way that is accessible and so it’s seen as less of a stigmatized topic.

Menstruating since: 2013