1550 The Alameda, Suite 201
San Jose, California
A member of WestEd's Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS), Nguyen primarily assists with the implementation of the E3 Institute's Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Educational Standards (CARES) project in Santa Clara County, California. CARES is designed to promote, reward, and encourage educational attainment among child care professionals in Santa Clara County through a system of financial incentives and rewards.
Nguyen also assists with the Power of Preschool (PoP) initiative, also in Santa Clara County. The PoP initiative expands access to preschool for Santa Clara County's 3- and 4-year-old children and provides additional resources for families and early educators. Nguyen's work on this initiative has resulted in quality data collection for program evaluation.
Previously at WestEd, Nguyen worked for the CCFS's Evaluation Team. Nguyen acted as the lead recruiter, lead data collector, and lead coordinator for multiple CCFS assessment projects. She was one of the data anchors to maintain high inter-rater reliability with the early childhood environment assessors in Los Angeles County using the Environmental Rating Scales.
Prior to joining WestEd in 2007, Nguyen worked as a Research Assistant for the University of California, Los Angeles Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. As the Northern California Program Representative, Nguyen conducted observational assessments for more than 50 early education centers and direct assessments to more than 100 children in Alameda County, California.
Nguyen received a BA in sociology from the University of California, Irvine, and an MA in education with a special interest in counseling from San Francisco State University.