Aiha Nguyen is Data & Society’s Labor Engagement Lead for the research initiative Social Instabilities in Labor Futures. She bridges research and practice to expand our understanding of technological systems’ impact on work; builds the field of actors engaging on this issue; and informs policy on future of work.
Aiha has over a decade of experience in advocacy, research, policy and organizing. Prior to joining Data & Society, she worked to raise standards for retail workers and addressed issues of food access at the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). Aiha received her masters in Urban Planning from UCLA and has authored several reports, including an analysis of outsourced passenger service work at Los Angeles International airport; impact of automated self-checkout systems on public safety and jobs; and a baselines study of Orange County’s philanthropic community.