Ms. Dao currently serves as a Program Associate with the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare at Children and Family Futures (CFF). In this capacity, she facilitates technical assistance regarding child welfare and substance abuse related issues for multiple projects.
Prior to joining Children and Family Futures, Ms. Dao managed a technical assistance program which sought to enhance the capacity of Asian and Pacific Islander serving substance abuse organizations with National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse. She has also provided direct services in various capacities, including as an Emergency Response Children’s Social Worker with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and as a social worker with older adults.
Ms. Dao earned a Master’s in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was awarded the Inter-University Consortium Stipend to study child welfare.