Lost, homeless and afraid is where I was before meeting Dr. Dinh and the social work program at Saint Martin’s University. With the encouragement and mentorship of Dr. Dinh, and the guidance from her social work program that holds space for freedom of expression and social connection, I found passion, compassion, and most importantly, my life’s purpose. Dr. Dinh has been heavily influential in my ability to earn two separate bachelor’s degrees and a Master’s degree in less than five years. I now work as an Adult Therapist at a community mental health agency. My success demonstrates Dr. Dinh’s ability to inspire individuals to recognize their full potential and take positive action. Dr. Dinh shares her passion for social work and social justice with a compelling depth, candor, humor, and originality that puts even the most uninterested individuals on the front lines of addressing social issues.

Garret Jones
Former Sergeant/Stryker Technician
Master of Social Work, University of Southern California
Bachelor of Social Work, Saint Martin’s University