Son Nguyen is a third-year Government student pursuing a Security Studies certificate. He was an immigrant from Vietnam who served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an avionics technician. He was deployed twice to East and Southeast Asia, which exposed him to the cultural and political characteristics of those regions. During his time at U.T. Austin, he has completed an internship with the Texas Military Preparedness Commission at the Office of the Texas Governor. Son Nguyen has keen interests in national security, law, civil rights, and social justice. He plans on obtaining a Juris Doctor after his undergraduate education.