Tino Truong is pursuing a master's degree in anthropology and an undergraduate degree in physics. He earned a BA from the University of Texas in anthropology, and came to Cal State LA to work with Professor Susan Terebey. Having always been fascinated by astronomy and cosmology, Tino decided to enter the physics program here because Cal State LA is unique in that its physics department offers undergraduate students the opportunity to become involved in research with faculty members. This opportunity is very rare among universities and attracts students from all over.

Tino conducts research under Dr. Susan Terebey. He is studying black holes and star formation.

Tino plans to continue his studies well into the graduate level. He intends to combine his knowledge of anthropology and physics for a career in research and teaching.