Viet Nguyen is a research associate at the Public Policy Institute of California. He conducts research on corrections policy, including the effects of realignment. He is also the data manager for a collaborative project between the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), PPIC, and several partner counties, known as the BSCC–PPIC Multi-County Study. Before joining PPIC, he was a survey specialist and operations analyst at NORC at the University of Chicago. He holds a BA in political science, with a minor in public policy, from the University of California, Los Angeles.