Huy Nguyen is a PhD in Economics from UC Santa Barbara. His research specializes in microeconomic theory, behavioral economics, and public economics with a focus on collective action and optimization. He has published a sole-authored theory article in the peer-reviewed Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. Huy earned his MA in Economics from Boston University and his BS in Management Science & BA in International Studies: Anthropology from UC San Diego. His continuing studies include several AAs in Communication from Santa Barbara City College.
Huy has over twelve years of professional teaching experience: he founded Math Mentor San Diego to share his math-as-art philosophy, mentored gifted youth via Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth, and taught online during the pandemic for Cal Lutheran University. At our campus, Huy served as a behavioral lab and tutoring center supervisor as well as a Putnam competition coach.
An advocate for diversity and inclusion, Huy studied at the United Nations and speaks English, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Hindi. In his free time, he reads personal growth books and practices visual arts.