Trung Do is a Ph.D. candidate in structural engineering in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. He had 3 years experience teaching bridge design and being a senior project advisor at the University of Danang, Vietnam. He came to the US in 2011 and started his Ph.D. at the University of Alabama as a Vietnamese International Education Development (VIED) Fellow. A year later, he transferred to Colorado State University to continue his degree. Trung is currently serving as the president of the Vietnamese Student Association at Colorado State University (VSA-CSU). His student association has a population of about 50 members, including undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars. As a graduate research assistant, he is working on hurricane surge and wave loadings on elevated coastal structures, a collaborative research project with Oregon State University funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). His research is also focused on fatigue related problems for wind turbine towers.