Khoi Dinh was born in October 1982 in Hanoi and lived there until he decided to attend a university abroad in the United States. He attended Cameron University in Oklahoma and majored in business administration. He then went on to study development research in graduate school at the Missouri State University Foundation. After graduate school, he continued to do development research for colleges. Dinh lived in Iowa for a while before he got his current job in development research at Lewis and Clark College in 2008. Since then Dinh has enjoyed his time exploring all the opportunities that Portland has to offer.

Dinh first begins this interview by discussing his childhood in Hanoi. He loved his experiences there, but he knew he wanted to further his education by studying abroad. He then goes on to discuss how he wanted to be in the United States and how he ended studying at Cameron University. Dinh goes on to discuss his higher education and the towns that he lived in. He contemplates about these rural towns, and how it was difficult for him to meet new people and participate in activities and hobbies that he enjoyed. By the end of the interview, Dinh describes his life in Portland and the community that he has created for himself here. He goes on to explain his role at Lewis and Clark as a development researcher. He ends the interview by describing all the opportunities available for him now that he lives in a larger city.