Son Nguyen is a returning Clements Center Undergraduate Fellow. He is a fourth-year government major pursuing a minor in history and a security studies certificate. Nguyen migrated to the United States from Vietnam in 2009 and has served as a U.S. Marine for five years from 2012 to 2017. He deployed twice to the East and Southeast Asia regions with the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Upon the completion of his enlistment, Nguyen enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin in the summer of 2017.
During his time at U.T. Austin, Nguyen became keenly interested in international affairs, comparative politics, public policy, and history. He is passionate about advocating for human rights, equality, and the improvements of American political and legal institutions. Nguyen has worked as an opinion columnist at the Daily Texan, completed a fellowship at the Office of the Texas Governor, and interned at the Texas Democratic Party. He is a College Scholar and has been on the University Honors List since the Fall 2017 semester.