Violet Diana Nguyen is a Bay Area, California native, but spent a large portion of her childhood in Vietnam. She is a graduate student at Brandeis University, pursuing her Master’s in Sustainable International Development. She holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a minor in Ethnic Studies from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Violet was a student coordinator for Cal Poly’s United Nations University (UNU) Summit where she collaborated with a team of students and scholars to develop innovative solutions to preventable travesties in addition to conducting research to address issues involving disciplinary and social group perspectives pertaining to livelihood resilience in California. She has participated in Brasilia’s 19th Model UN, representing the United Nations Human Rights Council. As an aspiring development practitioner, Violet is passionate about intersectional social justice, climate change, and sustainable, ethical development. In her spare time, she is a photographer that aims to bridge communities through media and educational awareness. She is excited to help further develop UNAGB’s mission and be a creative resource to the organization!