Ms. Kim Nguyen is the Research Program Coordinator for the Intelligence Studies Project. Prior to assuming this position, she served as an intelligence officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Defense Technology and Long-Range Analysis Office. At DIA, she conducted S&T intelligence analysis to warn senior policy makers, to include officials at the White House and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, of foreign adversaries’ pursuit of emerging and disruptive technologies and technology transfer issues. In addition to her duties as an intelligence officer, Ms. Nguyen represented her office at the DIA’s Directorate of Analysis Council of Employees, advocating for workforce issues.
Ms. Nguyen served at City Schoolyard Garden (CSG), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the Program Coordinator for over a year. She led and managed the logistical operations of CSG’s academic and health program and led the integration of the Farm-to-School concept into the Charlottesville City School District’s Nutrition Department. She represented CSG at community networks including the Charlottesville Food Justice Network and the Move2Health network, aimed towards improving the community’s policies and perceptions on food inequalities and health.
Ms. Nguyen obtained her Professional Geologist license while employed at URS Corporation, an engineering and environmental consulting firm. For 7 years, she operated as an assistant project manager, HAZWOPER supervisor, hydrogeologist, and site safety officer for multiple environmental projects with the Department of Defense, state and local entities, and the oil and gas industry.
Ms. Nguyen graduated as the Valedictorian of her undergraduate class at the University of Texas at Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences with a B.S. degree in Geological Sciences.