Thieu Dang was born in Nam Định, Vietnam. As a child, he moved to Saigon, South Vietnam to live with his aunt and uncle amidst conflicts the First Indochina War and later on the Vietnam War. Dr. Dang studied agriculture at both the University of Saigon and the University of Florida and later became a professor at the University of Saigon. He eventually fled Vietnam as a refugee, living in a refugee camp in Galang, Indonesia, before settling in the United States. Dr. Dang worked in law enforcement with both the Houston Police Department and the FBI.
View interview transcript PDF — Full interview materials on Rice Digital Scholarship