Xuan Quach was born in Vietnam and immigrated with her family to the United States at the age of six. As a first-generation Chinese-American, she grew up in Northfield, Minnesota and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Sociology and Asian Studies from St. Olaf College and her Master’s degree in Comparative and International Development Education from the University of Minnesota. After completing her studies, she taught English in Japan and had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Asia. Xuan served as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar from 2000-2001 at the University of Melbourne in Australia and earned her second Master’s degree in Higher Education Policy and Administration. Xuan has worked in a variety of academic service positions in higher education and was the Assistant Director of Admissions at the International House at University of California, Berkeley and the Director of the University of California Public Policy and International Affairs Summer Institute at the Goldman School of Public Policy. Xuan currently serves as the Assistant Director of Berkeley Rotary Center for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution where she enjoys working with Rotary World Peace Fellows from around the world and developing programs and courses to promote greater knowledge and understanding of peace and conflict issues.
Main Pillar: Education
Areas of Expertise: Countering Terrorism, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
Country of Origin: United States of America
City of Residency: San Fransisco, U.S.A.