MyLinh Shattan writes fiction, non-fiction and commentary on various topics including military affairs, education, parenting and culture. The Tampa Tribune ran Voices From The Front as a weekly Sunday feature covering interviews she conducts with deployed American service members.
She taught as an adjunct at St. Petersburg College in mathematics and social sciences. Prior to that, she worked in the private sector managing human resources for pharmaceutical and manufacturing firms and served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army in Pirmasens and Kaiserslautern in Germany.
MyLinh graduated with a degree in mathematics from the United States Military Academy, West Point. In the 11th class that allowed women, she distinguished herself as a Cadet Captain, Captain of the Women's Track Team and recipient of the Superintendent's Award (honors in academics, athletics and military leadership). She received her M.B.A. from Florida Southern College where she was named outstanding graduate.
Born in Washington, D.C. to an American father and Vietnamese mother, MyLinh moved to Vietnam and started grade school there. She returned state side after Vietnam's fall in 1975 and finished high school in Maryland.
Married to her classmate from West Point, MyLinh is the mother of three children.