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Aiha Nguyen

Program Director | Data and Society

Aiha Nguyen leads the Labor Futures Initiative at Data & Society, which seeks to better understand emergent disruptions in the labor force as a result of data-centric technological development, and create new frames for understanding these disruptions through evidence-based research and collaboration with stakeholders. Aiha guides research and engagement, with a birds-eye view of the stakeholders and actors in the field of labor and technology. She brings a practitioner perspective to Data & Society, having worked for over a decade in community and worker advocacy and organizing.

Prior to joining Data & Society, she worked to raise job standards for retail, airport, and other service workers, and addressed issues of food access, safety and security, and local governance at the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). Aiha’s interests lie at the intersection of labor, technology, and urban studies. Through these lines of inquiry, she hopes her work contributes to shifting the debate towards worker-centered discussions and solutions.

Aiha Nguyen served as an External Evaluator for the 2022 Just Tech Fellowship.

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