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An was born in Sài Gòn, Việt Nam. She and her family fled in 1975 and resettled in the American Midwest, land of big open skies, golden wheat fields, and buffalo steaks. She is fluent in Vietnamese and English and holds degrees from Wichita State University and Marquette University.

She has spoken about her refugee experience at schools, international organizations, and in her local community hoping to not only spread awareness but to move others from judgment to compassion and unity for displaced people.

When she’s not writing, she juggles a career in acting and modeling and has made a presence in Australia, appearing in films, television commercials and series, print ads, corporate and educational videos, and online social media campaigns.

Her short story, Hope in a Note, appeared in Hope: an Anthology of New Authors 2021. She’s also written for diaCRITICS, a publication for the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network, The Manly Daily, a digital newspaper for the Northern Beaches Council of Sydney, Australia.

She currently lives in Sydney with her family and Jack, their dog.