Mary Trinh

Program Manager @ Meridian

As a Program Manager of Meridian’s Global Connect Division, Mary Trinh manages several grants and programs associated with the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Press Center (FPC) that bring foreign journalists to the United States, as well as a large multi-program grant for the U.S Department of State’s East Asia/Pacific Bureau that provides administrative and logistical support for international conferences and workshops in the region. She has provided in-country support for conferences in Laos and Singapore and has also traveled domestically with delegations to implement programs sponsored by Visa and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Previous experiences include an internship at World Learning, providing administrative support to the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and an internship at the U.S. Department of State, doing research for courses at the Foreign Service Institute. Mary graduated from Earlham College (Richmond, IN), where she received a BA in Comparative Languages and Linguistics. During her time at Earlham, she participated in a Choral Program in Vienna and a Spanish immersion program in Mexico. After graduating from Earlham, she spent two years teaching English in China. After completing her MA in International Relations from the University of California, San Diego, Mary returned to China on a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to intensively study Mandarin for a summer. In addition to Mandarin, she knows intermediate Spanish, and basic German and French.