Cindy Nguyen is a first-generation Vietnamese-American studying Social Welfare and double minoring in Public Policy and Global Poverty & Practice (GPP). Her career interests include strengthening the social safety net to ensure that families and individuals have access to their basic needs. She plans to earn a Master’s degree in Social Work or Public Policy, with ambitions of working in the public sector to advocate for underrepresented and marginalized communities.
Cindy is involved with her local community in San Jose, CA through her volunteer work with the Vietnamese American Roundtable, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, and American Red Cross, where she learned about the injustices that are prevalent throughout her community. Using the knowledge she has gained from inside and outside of the classroom, Cindy hopes to work against the inequalities that continue to affect marginalized communities.
This summer, she hopes to develop a deeper understanding of the ways in which race, ethnicity, and public policy intersect. More specifically, she hopes to gain the knowledge and skills to advance public policies that will foster greater justice and equity across racial and ethnic groups.
Major(s): Social Welfare
Minor(s): Public Policy, Global Poverty and Practice