Dao is a graduate student in Ph.D program in Higher Education Management, School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests are in gender and development; comparative, international, and development education (CIDE); higher education governance; policy, economics and finance.
She has many years of working in education and international relations fields in public and private sectors in Vietnam. She was a researcher at the IRED Institute of Education in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She was appointed as Vice Director of the External Relations Department of An Giang Province and elected as a delegate of the National Assembly of S.R. of Vietnam, Term XI (2002-2007). She managed research and international relations activities at An Giang University.
She holds a BA degree in English Teacher Education from Can Tho University (Vietnam) and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston College (USA) under the Fulbright Program Scholarship.