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EMI TUYETNHI TRAN is an editorial intern at NBC News covering news for NBC's diversity verticals — NBC BLK, NBC Asian America, NBC OUT, and NBC Latino.


She is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania and the first-born daughter of Vietnamese immigrants. Emi was an Asian American Journalists Association 2023 VOICES fellow, and currently serves as Executive Editor at The Daily Pennsylvanian. Before that, Emi interned with THE CITY, a nonprofit newsroom based in New York City, on the MISSING THEM project — a COVID-19 memorial and accountability project.

Contact her at emituyetnhitran // at // and view her resume, here.

In reality and for the existentialist, there is no love apart from the deeds of love; no potentiality of love other than that which is manifested in loving; there is no genius other than that which is expressed in works of art."

— Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism is a Humanism

Selected Work


NBC News

Practitioners of “race change to another,” or RCTA, purport to be able to manifest physical changes in their appearance and even their genetics to truly become a different race.


NBC News

True crime media has long had the reputation of being dominated by white women, but that's not what a new survey suggests.



Chinatowns in Philadelphia, Manhattan, and Los Angeles are trying to shape their own futures in the face of adversities.



For Kids Who Lost a Parent to COVID, Here’s Where to Find Support

From grief camps to mentoring to financial aid, free resources are available to help young people weather devastating loss.


NBC News

The 1,100-page report identifies ways to calculate monetary reparations to redress “how enslavement and its enduring legacy of systemic racism cemented structural inequality.”



ATLANTA — The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke with Bailar on March 18 at the NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, which he attended specifically to support Thomas.

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