Assistant Director for Events and Parent Programsmtran@armyandnavyacademy.org
Mary Tran joined the Army and Navy Academy Advancement team in August 2016.
Mary earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies and Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego. She also holds a Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning from San Diego State University.
Prior to the Army and Navy Academy, Mary worked as an Employee and Labor Relations Administrative Specialist at UC San Diego Health. She provided managers and employees support in conflict management, policy interpretation, and employee resource services. Mary also led the revitalization of the Annual Rewards and Recognition Employee Service Award Ceremony recognizing employees who have worked at UC San Diego for over 15 years. Mary’s previous experience includes working with the Cohn Restaurant Group as their Event Coordinator, successfully executing special events and projects for their downtown Gaslamp Quarter restaurants.
Mary is an avid paddler with the Kai Elua Outrigger Canoe Club and currently serves as its Race Director for the annual Outrigger Iron Championships in Mission Bay, the largest outrigger race on mainland US. She also leads the club’s coordination of sponsorship and fundraising efforts. When not paddling, you can find Mary in Encinitas, cooking, eating, attempting to run an 8-minute mile, and singing karaoke like a professional pop star.