Lead Mechanical Engineer, NIWC-Pacific
Nam Nguyen is a Lead Mechanical Engineer at the Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific division with interests and goals that extend beyond technological solutions for America's fleet. His deep passion for the arts, culture, and history bears out his goal of building a thriving future for all.
As a long-time member, and current Vice-President, of Hillcrest Indivisible, he has supported and led the ongoing efforts of the organization to galvanize Progressive members of the Hillcrest and Uptown communities, by way of education and actions, to protest and actively contact their elected officials as advocates on Progressive issues. Among the collaborative actions taken have been marches for reproductive rights, immigration and justice reform, lobbying elected officials, and public endorsements for elected offices in 2022.
Currently, as the Vice-President of Viet Vote, he bolsters the efforts of the organization in engaging with the under-served Vietnamese community of San Diego, with the goal of empowering them to use their voices to command their government to answer their needs. Considering the plethora of said needs, Nam Nguyen advocates for improving every aspect of life for the Vietnamese people, from access to housing, transportation, representation in public policy, economic opportunities, and climate resilience.
Nam’s goals for joining the SDLA Cohort of 2023 is to connect with current and future leaders of the community, and, together, solve the myriad of issues and problems they face in the long journey of serving society at large.