Vivian Nguyen joined the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute in August 2018 as a program coordinator. She previously interned at the institute and contributed to a report on water security and entrepreneurship in the High Plains. Vivian’s main focus is public policy and international relations concerning climate and water security. She also has interests in media, political psychology, and environmental justice.
Vivian holds a master’s degree in Political Science and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Vivian has lived all over the U.S. in her previous work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and The Nature Conservancy. In her free time, Vivian enjoys traveling, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, birding, and napping in her hammock.