Hy Nguyen

Position Title
2017 Student Intern

Center for Regional Change


Hy Nguyen is a sociology undergraduate major who is interested in academic issues and public health issues such as nutrition, physical activity, and obesity within disadvantaged communities. Inspired to understand the culture of his community, Nguyen decided to minor in Chicana/o studies. In winter 2017, he is supporting CRC faculty affiliate Nancy Erbstein, and CRC staff member Stacy Shwartz-Olagundoye, with the CRC project “Chronic Absence in the Sacramento City Unified School District” by presenting chronic school absenteeism data to different communities, as well as providing data analysis of various school’s progression of reducing chronic absenteeism to members of the Sacramento County Unified School District.