2019 Leadership San Jose: Muoi Tran Landivar

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Name: Muoi Tran Landiva

Company: Palo Alto Networks

Muoi Tran Landivar is passionate about helping people of all ages understand the importance of building a culture of security in this digital age.

Before joining Palo Alto Networks and making the leap into the exciting world of cybersecurity, Muoi had 18 years of communications experience and a background in journalism. She has worked with a broad range of stakeholders to develop content for everything from management sites to newsletters and videos. She has been published in The New York Times, Fortune, The Mercury News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Palo Alto Weekly, and other publications—and is the editor of the Cybersecurity Career Guide.

Muoi and her family are boat people from Vietnam. They lived in a refugee camp in Malaysia for 13 months before finally arriving to California. She grew up in San Jose, California, and now enjoys living here with her husband and two kids. Outside of work, Muoi enjoys spending time with her family and challenging herself by cooking Ecuadorean dishes with a time constraint...think 20-minute ceviche.

Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Muoi worked at Synopsys, Cisco, AMD, Agilent Technologies and HP. Muoi has a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from San Jose State University, with minors in Spanish and Humanities, and a Master of Arts in Journalism from Stanford University.