2018 Bradshaw Scholar
Center for Regional Change
Nyny Vu is a 4th year UC Davis undergraduate studying environmental science and management and minoring in Spanish. Being at UC Davis has helped her develop an interest in spatial integration of social and environmental sustainability, as well as environmental justice. For the past two years, she has gained experience in the government sector working for the California Energy Commission and the City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation to understand more about environmental resources and the role of public policy in environmental management within municipalities. In addition, she has worked with local nonprofit organizations such as the UC Davis Knights Landing Environmental Health and Community Water Center to help understand, research, and advocate for migrant communities without clean water. Internationally, her passion has led her towards a fellowship and grant from the UC Davis Blum Center. Working alongside the Ceiba Foundation in Tabuga, Ecuador on an agroforestry and reforestation research project, she was able to learn and research sustainable farming methods and microenterprise development with local farmers and natives. As a Bradshaw Scholar, Vu will be working alongside the Sacramento Area Council of Government (SACOG) to develop a data toolkit for the newly passed law, SB 1000.