Aiha Nguyen comes to Data & Society with over a decade of experience in advocacy, policy and organizing. Most recently, Aiha was director of the Grocery & Retail project with the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) where she worked to raise standards in the grocery industry and addressing issues of disparate food access. Aiha received a Master of Urban Planning from UCLA in 2006. Before earning her advanced degree, Aiha was an organizer on statewide and local elections, and field deputy for former U.S. Congressmember Hilda Solis. Born in Vietnam, Aiha immigrated with her extended family to New York State in the 1980s and is excited to return to her New York.