New York Organizing Manager
Margaret Tran is the New York Organizing Manager at Mothers Out Front. Margaret spent her childhood in rural Kansas growing food with her parents who immigrated to the U.S. after the Vietnam War. Margaret’s early appreciation for the environment inspired her to lead her first successful campaign to stop two coal plants from being built while she was an undergrad at the University of Kansas. The air permit to build the coal plants was denied, the first time a U.S. government agency cited CO2 emissions as the reason. For the past 6 years, Margaret was Senior Regional Organizer of the Northeast at anti-hunger organization Bread for the World, gaining support for SNAP (food stamps) and the Global Food Security Act that helps smallholder farmers in developing countries adapt to climate change. Margaret holds a master’s degree in Environmental Economics and Policy from Duke University.