Thuy Huynh currently serves as a Senior Associate Director and Chief of Staff at UCLA where she has worked for over a decade to advance the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by implementing policies and programs to close educational equity gaps among underrepresented and low-income communities. Ms. Huynh is an advocate for inclusive admissions policies and the development of robust university and UC system-wide outreach and retention initiatives to increase the representation of first-generation college students. Ms. Huynh has also worked at the UC system-wide level to advocate for policy and fiscal priorities that support the system’s basic needs and food security services administered at its ten campuses. Ms. Huynh was a key advisor in UCLA’s adoption and implementation of the Diversity Requirement in the College of Letters and Science.
Prior to UCLA, Ms. Huynh worked at the University of Southern California as the Director of Programs and Community Engagement with the Institute of Politics.
Ms. Huynh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Psychology from UCLA and Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. Ms. Huynh was also a Coro Fellow in Southern California.