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Wordsmith Dan Truong '15 puts his English degree to work in state government

Dan Truong '15

By Jarret Bencks

After Dan Truong '15 graduated from Brandeis, he hit the ground running.

The English major immediately landed a summer internship in the communications office of Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, where he made such an impression that he was hired on permanently as the assistant director of communications.

His day-to-day includes drafting press releases and media advisories, working with the media and developing social media strategy. These days that means often addressing questions around recreational marijuana regulation, an issue in which the treasurer has a central role.

"Every word really counts," Truong said. "Studying English (at Brandeis) made me conscious of word choice and going above and beyond to be precise."

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Categories: Alumni Profile, Bold
Date: July 26, 2017