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.
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).
She has a masters in Urban Planning from UCLA. Her 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.