Based in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Khoa is the author and illustrator of numerous picture books. Her illustration work has gained many awards such as the Sydney Taylor Book Award Picture Book Honor (Miriam at the River - Kar-Ben Publishing), Notable Award Kirkus Best Children's Books, Notable Award ALA Notable Children's Books, New York Public Library Best Books for Kids (The Most Beautiful Thing - Lernerbooks), Kirkus Best Books of 2020, A School Library Journal Best Books of 2020, Winner of the 2021 Ohioana Book Award (Sugar In Milk – Running Press Kids). Alongside Khoa’s passion for reading, art, and music, she draws inspiration from her travels, where she discovers the beauty of the world. Therefore her art reflects an eclectic blend of diverse cultural influences and landscapes from the places she has been to. Khoa finds solace in her small studio, accompanied by her beloved cats, and also cherishes profound tranquility in nature, especially when immersing herself in the vastness of the ocean. A dedicated and passionate diver, she frequently engages in activities organized by her hometown divers’ community, helping with beach cleanups or protecting coral reefs by removing crown-of-thorns starfish.