Thao Linh Tran did both her BSc and MSc in Meteorology at Vietnam National University – Hanoi and worked in Weather and Climate Change Communication for 12 years. Witnessing annually enormous damages caused by storms, floods, droughts on the field, she has decided to come back to school to advance her knowledge in Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, and do her PhD research about Impacts of Tropical Cyclones on Southeast Asia societies, historically and in the warming futures. Her desire is to contribute to proficient scientific bases for disaster prevention and adaptation strategies in climate-vulnerable countries worldwide.