Team Member

Andre Nguyen

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Andre Nguyen

Higher Education Research Analyst

Andre Nguyen is a research analyst on the Higher Education team. He focuses on data analysis and reporting trends that pertain to inequities in higher education that affect students of color and low-income students, as well as producing research that helps provide understanding about the current state of access, affordability, and success in postsecondary education for these populations.

Prior to joining The Education Trust, Andre worked as a course instructor for Marine Biology Lab classes at UCLA, and served in several student affairs positions, such as orientation leader and academic advisor, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Born and raised in San Jose, California, Andre holds a master’s degree in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA, and a bachelor’s degree in Physical Geography with an emphasis in Ocean Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Spending time outside, whether that be nature or urban spaces. Life feels more interesting to me when I am reminded of how big the world is!

What drew you to education?
My path in education has opened my eyes to knowledge, perspectives, and people I never would have been aware of otherwise, and as such I found both studying education as a system as well as working directly with students to be very fulfilling.