Thuy Huynh is the Director of Programs & Community Engagement for the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics. She plans and manages events that range from large scale conferences to weekly discussion panels. In addition to her work on programming, she manages the student workers and helps oversee the day-to-day activities of the Institute. She also oversees the internship program, which includes over 100 internship opportunities in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Washington, D.C., and other locations throughout the country in addition to a research-based policy internship program.
Prior to joining the Unruh Institute, Thuy participated in the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, a prestigious post-graduate experiential leadership training program in Southern California. She completed a series of field assignments ranging from non-profits, government and business sectors including the California Attorney General's Office, Van Tran for U.S. Congress campaign, Autry National Center, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Sugerman Communications Group, and Eastern Group Communications. She was a strategic communications consultant for the San Gabriel Valley Basin Water Quality Authority, Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster, Three Valleys Municipal District, and Upper Valley Municipal District.
Thuy received a double B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. During her time at UCLA, she served on the Chancellor's Student Fee Advisory Committee, led the campaign for a $1 million student referendum (PLEDGE) and student government slate Students First!, assisted in the institutionalization of the Student Risk Education Committee and served as President of the Vietnamese Student Union.
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