Pham serves on the Advisory Council of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, where she also received her Master’s in Public Affairs. She is a fellow of the Truman National Security Project, was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was a 92Y Women in Power Fellow. She received a B.A. from Duke University. Pham came to the U.S. as a refugee from Vietnam and currently lives in New York City.