Mai P. Tran

Manager, Strategic Communications (Global)
Location: United States
Focus Area: Littlest Learners / Growing Learners / Adult Learners
Regional Focus: Global
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Mai oversees content and digital communications at Imaginable Futures. Mai also supports the team’s efforts on public relations, branding and crisis communications.

Previously, Mai led communications at ECMC Foundation, a national postsecondary education funder based in Los Angeles. In this role, she oversaw the organization’s external communications and supported the senior executive team's communications efforts. Prior to this, Mai served as a public affairs associate, blending her background in public policy and communications in support of the organization's national division.

Mai is committed to working in the mission-driven space. During her undergraduate and graduate years, she interned at nonprofit organizations focused on children’s rights, civil rights and criminal/juvenile justice reform, and at local, state and federal government offices.


Why do you love coming to work?

I love the energy that is created when like-minded people who are committed to doing good in the world, come together.

If you didn’t work at Imaginable Futures, what would you be doing?

Sometimes I dream of starting a winery...that also rescues animals (Look up: Malibu Wine Safari).

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A nurse or doctor because I enjoy working with and helping people. I later realized that I hate the sight of blood, so I guess that was a problem!

Where is your happy place?

Anywhere with water.

What’s the closest thing to real magic in this world?

Love, definitely.

Favorite season?

I have two: summer and fall.

Sunrise or sunset?

Sunrise. I’m a morning person.

Favorite quote:

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”