Theresa Q. Tran is the Michigan Roundtable's Youth Program Specialist. Her passion lies in helping young people to realize the power of their voice and civic participation for meaningful change. Theresa received her Masters of Social Work at the University of Michigan where she studied community organizing with children, youth and families. Prior to joining the Michigan Roundtable, she developed youth programming and organized Washtenaw County youth workers in an effort to achieve comprehensive support for children and youth. Additionally, Theresa helped organize high school-aged youth from across Metro-Detroit to dialogue about race relations and discuss policy solutions for addressing segregation in the region. The work evolved into writing curriculum for the first of its kind Dialogue and Leadership class taught in Farmington Public Schools. In addition to her work at the Michigan Roundtable, Theresa serves on the board of Asian/Pacific Islander American Vote – Michigan, assisting in developing youth leadership.